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Convert SSL Certificate Individual Files to a PFX file

So I am a great lover of Lets Encrypt and SSL For Free. For those of you who are unfamiliar with those two name, Lets Encrypt essentially provides free SSL certificates for your website. SSL for Free, is a tool that just makes the generation process a little easier if your host provider doesn’t already have a Lets Encrypt setup. It also provides a portal for you to manage all your SSL certificates if you have multiple sites. I have been using both services for a few years to generate SSL certificates for Linux platforms, however this week I needed to generate one for a Windows server. As the certificate gets generated in three individual files, or copy and paste code, I needed to convert SSL Certificate Individual files to a PFX file.

Converting Certificate Files into a PFX file for Windows

So the site that I found to do this is called Decoder.Link. On their site they have a quick and easy tool where you can upload your three individual SSL certificate files generated by SSL for Free. The site then converts and bundles them into a PFX file for you to be able to apply the SSL certificate in IIS on your Windows platform.

To make this process a little bit more guaranteed, I would recommend first generating a CSR on your Windows Platform, that you use on SSL For Free to create your Lets Encrpt SSL Certificate files. Then use Decoder.Link to generate the PFX before installing through IIS > Certificates.

Any problems of feedback, please let me know. I did come across another tool that offers this in my research on SSL Shopper but I did not try this one.

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