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You might want to move or copy your existing SSL certificate from a Windows server to an Apache server for several reasons. It can be improved security, compatibility, cost-efficiency, performance, or flexibility. No matter what the reason, you have to follow the steps defined below move or copy that existing SSL/TLS certificate from a Windows server to Another Apache server:
4. Click on Computer Account and click Next.
5. Leave Local Computer selected and click Finish.
6. Click the plus sign next to Certificates in the left pane.
7. Click the plus sign next to the Personal folder and click on the Certificates folder.
8. Right-click on the certificate you would like to export, select All Tasks, and then Export…
9. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click Next.
10. Choose Yes, export the private key and click Next.
11. Click the checkbox next to Include all certificates in the certification path if possible, and click Next.
12. Enter and confirm a password. This password will be needed whenever the certificate is imported to another server.
13. Click Browse and find a location to save the .pfx file. Type in a name such as mydomain.pfx and then click Next.
14. Click Finish. The .pfx file containing the certificates and the private key is now saved to the specified location.
By following these steps, you should be able to export the SSL certificate and private key from a Windows server.
To convert the .pfx file to separate certificate and key files using OpenSSL, you can use the following command:
openssl pkcs12 -in mydomain.pfx -out mydomain.txt -nodes
This command will create a text file called mydomain.txt that contains the contents of the .pfx file. You can then open the text file in a text editor and copy the certificate and key data to separate files.
To create a separate certificate and key files, you can copy the private key data (including the —–BEGIN PRIVATE KEY—– and –—-END PRIVATE KEY—– lines) to a file called mydomain.key and the certificate data (including the —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—-– and —–END CERTIFICATE—– lines) to a file called mydomain.crt.
Once you have created the separate certificate and key files, you can use them to install the SSL certificate on an Apache server or another type of server. It is important to keep the certificate and key files in a secure location, as they contain sensitive information that can be used to access the website.
To specify the locations of the certificate and key files in the Apache configuration file, you will need to edit the file and add the following directives:
Replace /path/to/certificate.crt with the actual path to the certificate file on the Apache server, and replace /path/to/private.key with the actual path to the key file on the Apache server.
Once you have edited the configuration file and specified the locations of the certificate and key files, you will need to restart the Apache server to apply the changes. You can do this by running the following command:
systemctl restart apache2
Voila! You have now moved the SSL Certificate from a Windows Server to an Apache Server.