Server Certificates

A server certificate will be need for encrypted communication through Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Server Certificates
A server certificate serves to uniquely identify a server. The certificate must have been issued to the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the server. The server certificate must have been issued by a trusted authority. Certificates are configured from the Microsoft® Management Console (MMC)'s Certificate Snap-in.

Certificate Storage
The certificates in use must be stored in the Local Computer / Personal storage area and contain a private key. Open the Local Computer storage area using the MMC console.

  • Select Run... from the Windows® Start menu and enter mmc.exe.
  • Select File | Add/Remove Snap-In...
  • Select Add. Select Certificates from the list of available snap-ins. Select Computer account, Local Computer and press Finish
  • Go to Certificates (Local Computer) / Personal in the treeview.

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