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The people that provide our SSL certificate sent me an email with the three text pieces needed to create the cert, but I'm not sure how to import them into the server. The three pieces of text that were sent to me are labeled: RSA PRIVATE KEY, Web server certificate and Intermediate CA. I know these need to be copied into notepad and then saved as specific files (.pfx, .crt, etc), but I'm not sure which parts get saved as which or how to import those three files into IIS on the server.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Whenever I've had to do this, I've used openssl to combine the certificate and key to make a single PFX file.

Taking instructions from the SSLShopper's page:
openssl pkcs12 -export -out certificate.pfx -inkey privateKey.key -in certificate.crt -certfile CACert.crt

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Within Windows then, I'd execute 'mmc', and add the snap-in for certificates and point it to the local machine.  Once there, I'd navigate to the personal certificate store, and Import, and point to your PFX file.  Make certain to make the private key as exportable, or when IIS attempts to make use of the certificate, it will fail.  I usually also direct that the certificates be stored where they belong based on their type... which will put the intermediate CA cert in the intermediate certificates store.  (If you don't get the intermediate into the PFX, not a big deal, you can manually import that certificate into the intermediate store.)

Once done, the certificate will be available to Bind to a site in IIS.
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