Web server template with private key export

Per default, the web server template in Microsoft CA does not allow exportation of the private key once installed onto a system.
To enable this option you need to create a new WebServer template which allows just that.

As we can see from the default WebServer template, the export Private Key is unticked which is the reason for this.
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The templates can be accessed from the Microsoft Certificate Authority console by right-click the folder “Template” and choose “Manage”.
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Right-click the WebServer template and choose “Duplicate template”.
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In the new template go to the tab “Request Handling” and tick off “Allow private key to be exported”.
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You may also want to pop by the tab Cryptography and increase the minimum key size to something more appropriate than 1024 bits – such as 4096.
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After you have copied/save the new template, it needs to be issued which is done from the Microsoft Certificate Authority console by right-click the folder “Template” and choose “New”>”Certificate Template to Issue”.

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