I am creating procedures for disaster recovery. I have a MS IIS web site that is secured with a Comodo wildcard cert. If I lose my server and need to perform a bare metal restore my application requires a fresh install of the OS and application and then load a backup of the app.
I have a few questions on this:
1. Can I restore the same certificate that I used before if I have a vaild backup?
2. How do I backup my wildcard Comomdo cert? Backup of the private key and certificate?
If I understand the instructions below the backup up the private key can only be done using the cert. request?
From Comodo FAQ website:
How do I back up my private key in IIS 5?
Start, run, type mmc
Go into the Console Tab, Add/Remove Snap in
Click on Add, Double Click on Certificates and Click on Add > OK
Choose Computer Account
Choose Local Computer
Open up the Certificates Consol Tree
Look for a folder labelled REQUEST, then select Certificates
Highlight the key that you wish to back up
Right click on the file and choose, All Tasks, Export
Follow the Certificate Export Wizard
Choose to mark the Private key as exportable
Leave default settings
Choose to save file on a set location.
You will get message that the export was successful
Note: Once the Pending Request is completed the Key is no longer available