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I have installed a X.509 certificate into IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003. I would like to give the IIS user accesss to the certificate's private key.

I can do this on Windows 7 IIS manager very easily. How can I do this on 2003?

Thanks!

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Run mmc.exe, add the Certificate Manager snap-in, and select to manage the certificates of the current computer; you'll find installed certificates in the "Personal" folder, and you will be able to export them (if they were marked as exportable in the first place).

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Thanks. But what I would like to do is to grant permission to the cert's private keys to the IIS user, not export the certificate. I discovered the following: Install Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools Then open a Windows Server Resource Kit Tools command shell and run: winhttpcertcfg -g -c LOCAL_MACHINE\TrustedPeople -s SUBJECT_STRING -a IUSR_YOUR_MACHINE_HOST where SUBJECT_STRING is a some string that identifies the certificate you have created, and IUSR_YOUR_MACHINE_HOST is the IIS user. –  Jacko Jul 28 '10 at 18:44

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