After obtaining a certificate and verifying your domain, GoDaddy will supply you with the following files:
(“Security Certificate” would be replaced with random characters)
You should be logged into Windows as an account with administrative privileges for these steps to work.
Place those files in a new folder, for example C:\Users\BettsM06\Documents\key-conv
Install OpenSSL, you can use Win64 OpenSSL v3.0.0 from this site:
Open command prompt, use the change directory command to enter your new folder, for example: cd C:\Users\BettsM06\Documents\key-conv
Enter the following command: openssl pkcs12 -export -out certificate.pfx -inkey generated-private-key.txt -in Security Certificate.crt
*replace “Security Certificate” with the actual name of that .crt file
You will be prompted to enter a password.
*Ensure that you store it somewhere safe, you will need it every time when opening the pfx file.
The certificate.pfx will now be in your new folder.
To grant read access to select Windows users that VTScada will be running under:
Double-click on the certificate.pfx to use the import wizard and store it in the Computer Account of the Microsoft Management Console. From within the MMC, right-click on the certificate, select “Manage Private Keys” and add in the Windows users that VTScada will be running under, make sure they have the “read access” privilege.