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Move SolarWinds SAM security certificates to a new server

SolarWinds SAM encrypts your sensitive data with a security certificate stored on the original SolarWinds SAM server. Grant a new server access to the encrypted data by copying the original .pfx security certificate to the new server.

Warning: The original certificate must be replicated on the new server or SolarWinds SAM cannot access credentials used by your component monitors.

The following procedure can be accomplished by using Microsoft Management Console. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com.

Before you begin:

  • Locate SolarWinds Agent Provision (if present), and SolarWinds-Orion in the Local Computer certificates.

Replicate the original certificates

  1. To export the credential from the original server, click Certificates (Local Computer) > Personal > Certificates group.
  2. Copy the exported .pfx certificate file to the new server.
  3. Import the .pfx certificate to the new server using Personal as the Certificate Store.