I'm trying to configure my SSL certificate for my SharePoint site. I'm using this site : Link I'm stuck on step 2 I can't seem to find manage compute certificate anywhere on the server. Where can I find this?

Open command prompt and run certmgr.msc Now it doesn't show the SharePoint node like explaind in the tutorial. How can I add the SharePoint folder as default?

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You have to open the Manage Computer Certificates which is certlm.msc (and not certmgr.msc). There youll find the SharePoint node.

I'm running Windows Server 2012.

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    Typically SSL certs go in Personal under Local Computer. SharePoint is for the SharePoint cert trust and not IIS SSL certs.
    – user6024
    Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 16:26

For those like me who can't find certlm.msc on their Windows 2008 R2 server :

  1. Execute mmc.exe
  2. Click on file > Add/Delete
  3. Choose the "certificate" and click on "Add"
  4. Then select the "A computer account"

And you are done, you can see all nodes of the Local Machine certificates.

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