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Windows Azure: How-To Create a Certificate in pfx format

In this article, I will show you how to create a certificate in pfx format. This certificate will be required to create a remote desktop login to your Windows Azure application web role instance.

If you want to create a Remote Desktop connection to your Windows Azure web role instance, view my previous post on How-To Create Remote Desktop to Windows Azure.

  1. From step 4 in my previous post on How-To Create Remote Desktop to Windows Azure., select Create from the drop down.
  2. Enter a name for this certificate. Then click OK.
  3. Now, click View on the newly created/selected certificate.
  4. Click on the Details tab, and click on Copy to file.
  5. The Certificate Export Wizard should pop-up. Click Next.
    certExportMgr_page1
  6. Select Yes, export the private key and click Next.
    certExportMgr_exportPrivateKey
  7. Select Personal Information Exchange – PKCS #12 (.PFX) option and click Next.
    certExportMgr_exportPrivateKey_2
  8. Enter the password that you will use to login when you connect to the Remote Desktop. Then click Next.
    certExportMgr_exportPrivateKey_password
  9. Click Browse and select where to save the PFX file and give the file a name. Then click Next.
    certExportMgr_savePath
  10. Review the settings and click Finish. Navigate to the folder that you selected for the cert to export to and you will find the PFX file there.
    certExportMgr_complete
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