Back up your SSL certificate: IBM HTTP

We recommended you backup your certificate and its corresponding private key in the event that there is a hardware failure or other disaster affecting your Server, the following instructions will show you how. These instructions will also help you export your certificate from one web server and import the certificate and its private key to another web server.

PART 1: Export Key

PART 1A: Export Key to a Key Database
1

Enter IKEYMAN on a command line on Unix or start the Key Management utility in the IBM HTTP Server folder on Windows NT.

2

Select Key Database File from the main UI, then select Open.

3

In the Open dialog box, enter your key database name or click on key.kdb if you are using the default. Click OK.

4

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter your correct password and click OK.

5

Select Personal Certificates in the Key Database content frame and then click the Export/Import button on the label.

6

In the Export/Import Key window:

  • Select Export Key.
  • Select the PKCS12 database file type.
  • Enter the file name or use the Browse option.
  • Enter the correct location.
7

Click OK.

8

In the Password Prompt dialog box, click OK to export the selected key to another key database.

PART 1B: Export Key to a PKCS12
1

Enter IKEYMAN on a command line on Unix or start the Key Management utility in the IBM HTTP Server folder on Windows NT.

2

Select Key Database File from the main UI and then select Open.

3

In the Open dialog box, enter your key database name or click on key.kdb if you are using the default. Click OK.

4

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter your correct password and click OK.

5

Select Personal Certificates in the Key Database content frame and then click the Export/Import button on the label.

6

In the Export/Import Key window:

  • Select Export Key.
  • Select the PKCS12 database file type.
  • Enter the file name or use the Browse option.
  • Enter the correct location.
7

Click OK.

8

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter the correct password, enter the password again to confirm and then click OK to export the selected key to a PKCS12 file.

PART 2: Import Key

PART 2A: Import Key to a Key Database
1

Enter IKEYMAN on a command line on Unix or start the Key Management utility in the IBM HTTP Server folder on Windows NT.

2

Select Key Database File from the main UI and then select Open.

3

In the Open dialog box, enter your key database name or click on key.kdb if you are using the default. Click OK.

4

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter your correct password and click OK.

5

Select Personal Certificates in the Key Database content frame and then click the Export/Import button on the label.

6

In the Export/Import Key window:

  • Select Import Key.
  • Select the key database file type.
  • Enter the file name or use the Browse option.
  • Select the correct location.
7

Click OK.

8

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter the correct password and click OK.

9

In the Select from Key Label list, select the correct label name and click OK.

PART 2B: Import Key from a PKCS12
1

Enter IKEYMAN on a command line on Unix or start the Key Management utility in the IBM HTTP Server folder on Windows NT.

2

Select Key Database File from the main UI and then select Open.

3

In the Open dialog box, enter your key database name or click on key.kdb if you are using the default. Click OK.

4

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter your correct password and click OK.

5

Select Personal Certificates in the Key Database content frame and then click the Export/Import button on the label.

6

In the Export/Import Key window:

  • Select Import Key.
  • Select PKCS12.
  • Enter the file name or use the Browse option.
  • Select the correct location.
7

Click OK.

8

In the Password Prompt dialog box, enter the correct password and then click OK.

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