ACS SE: back-up from private key (.pem) possible?

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Oct 29th, 2007

Hi,

Is it possible to back up the .pem (private key) from the ACS SE Appliance after generating a Certificate Request?

Otherwise, if the ACS SE is crashed and you reboot it with the Recovery CD, it is necessary to re-request a new certificate in stead of re-using the previous one (that can be backed-up).

I have this problem too.
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somishra Tue, 10/30/2007 - 01:15

Hi,

There is no way to really export just the private key and certificate, which can be reimported into the ACS.

However, what you can do is perform a backup of the database. This will save the registry that includes the certificate and the private key. Then you can restore this backup file on a new machine and choose to restore the System Configuration part.This will restore the certificate and private key into the ACS Certificate page.

Tnx,

somishra

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