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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Export a Server Certificate

Web server certificates contain information about the server that allows the client to positively identify the server over a network before sharing sensitive information, in a process called authentication. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) uses these certificates for authentication, and uses encryption for message integrity and confidentiality. SSL is a public key–based security protocol that is used by Internet services and clients to authenticate each other and to establish message integrity and confidentiality.

If you use SSL to protect confidential information exchanged between the Web server and the client, you must migrate or export the certificates and the associated private keys from the source server to the target ...

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