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I have a PEM file issued by a 3rd party, whose API I'm leveraging. How can I get this into IIS 7?

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IIS can't directly import PEM files. Instead you need to convert it to an IIS compatible format, and import that. OpenSSL will let you do this conversion. The command line would be something like:

openssl pkcs12 -export -in cert.pem -inkey key.pem -out cert.pfx -name "cert"

You could then import cert.pfx into IIS.

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