Prepare certificates to upload on your Azure Stack Edge Pro GPU

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This article describes how to convert the certificates into appropriate format so these are ready to upload on your Azure Stack Edge device. This procedure is typically required when your bring your own certificates.

To know more about how to create these certificates, see Create certificates using Azure PowerShell.

Prepare certificates

If you bring your own certificates, then the certificates that you created for your device by default reside in the Personal store on your client. These certificates need to be exported on your client into appropriate format files that can then be uploaded to your device.

Export certificates as DER format

  1. Run certlm.msc to launch the local machine certificate store.

  2. In the Personal certificate store, select the root certificate. Right-click and select All Tasks > Export...

    Export certificate DER 1

  3. The certificate wizard opens up. Select the format as DER encoded binary X.509 (.cer). Select Next.

    Export certificate DER 2

  4. Browse and select the location where you want to export the .cer format file.

    Export certificate DER 3

  5. Select Finish.

    Export certificate DER 4

Export certificates as .pfx format with private key

Take the following steps to export an SSL certificate with private key on a Windows machine.


Perform these steps on the same machine that you used to create the certificate.

  1. Run certlm.msc to launch the local machine certificate store.

  2. Double-click on the Personal folder, and then on Certificates.

    Export certificate 1

  3. Right-click on the certificate you would like to back up and choose All tasks > Export...

    Export certificate 2

  4. Follow the Certificate Export Wizard to back up your certificate to a .pfx file.

    Export certificate 3

  5. Choose Yes, export the private key.

    Export certificate 4

  6. Choose Include all certificates in certificate path if possible, Export all extended properties and Enable certificate privacy.


    DO NOT select the Delete Private Key option if export is successful.

    Export certificate 5

  7. Enter a password you will remember. Confirm the password. The password protects the private key.

    Export certificate 6

  8. Choose to save file on a set location.

    Export certificate 7

  9. Select Finish.

    Export certificate 8

  10. You receive a message that the export was successful. Select OK.

    Export certificate 9

The .pfx file backup is now saved in the location you selected and is ready to be moved or stored for your safe keeping.

Next steps

Learn how to Upload certificates on your device.