Exporting a Certificate

The export process is used to export the signing certificate to an accessible location on your network.

The export process will only export the public certificate; the private key is NOT exported.

  1. Within the Configuration Manager Software Library workspace, expand the Software Updates > Ivanti Patch folder and click on Updates.
  2. On the Configuration Manager Home tab, click Settings.
  3. On the Patch for Configuration Manager Settings dialog, select the WSUS Server tab.
  4. Click Export.
  5. Specify the location and file name and then click Save.
    The file is typically a .CER file.

After exporting the certificate, you will need to distribute it to any other WSUS servers and to your client machines. This is necessary in order for the machines to receive locally published updates.

The distribution process is described in the next section.