Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Cannot import pfx certificate file into IIS

Posted on 2011-03-02
7
Medium Priority
?
1,475 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi, I've just 'purchased' a free SSL trial certificate and been following the instructions for installation carefully as it's my first delve into such things.

I'm currently at the stage where I've generated a pfx file on the vendor website as instructed and now trying to import it into IIS (5.1 on XP Pro) with the web server certificate wizard. I get the following error:

"Cannot import Key Ring backup file. Either you entered the wrong password or certificate is expired"

I've double checked password obviously but now I'm stuck as certificate vendor 'cannot help with installation'. Anyone have any ideas please?
0
Comment
Question by:nigelr99
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
NotVeryFat earned 1000 total points
ID: 35017091
Does this help: http://www.globalsign.com/support/faq/iis/06.html

Basically, import the file using the MMC certificate snap in, and then import into IIS.
0
 

Author Comment

by:nigelr99
ID: 35018268
Thanks - I worked through that and it was going well until I try and 'assign existing certificate' - the one that was imported as laid out was not available to select? I checked it was imported into the 'personal' store and it's listed in the mmc as expected. Any ideas please?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:NotVeryFat
ID: 35018322
Have you tried restarting the IIS services?
0
Are You Ready for GDPR?

With the GDPR deadline set for May 25, 2018, many organizations are ill-prepared due to uncertainty about the criteria for compliance. According to a recent WatchGuard survey, a staggering 37% of respondents don't even know if their organization needs to comply with GDPR. Do you?

 

Author Comment

by:nigelr99
ID: 35018522
Mmm.. just tried that as well, plus full reboot but it's still not showing?
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:NotVeryFat
NotVeryFat earned 1000 total points
ID: 35018705
When you first opened Certificate Manager through MMC, did you open it as 'Computer Account'. Just looked on one of my IIS servers, and that's where they all are.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:nigelr99
ID: 35020173
You got it! Thanks, your last comment was a minor detail I missed in the original link you sent.
Much appreciated! I've spent best part of a day to get a small green padlock. Ain't IT great!
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:NotVeryFat
ID: 35025267
You're welcome. Glad you've now got your little green padlock!!
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you thought ransomware was bad, think again! Doxware has the potential to be even more damaging.
As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Suggested Courses

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question