I wrote a PS script where in it will import the certificate to the existing site to the IIS server, but i want a script where in it will match the thumbprint of the Cert which i am having with the thumbprint of the cert in the local machine store, if the thumbprint matches then import that certificate to the store, if not dont import the cert.

Example I have a pfx file with thumbprint = XXXXXX and the script need to be check if there are any thumbprint as same as above in my machine or in any remote server then the Cert which i am having need to be replaced or imported to the location.


#Clearing the Console host in PS

$certPath = 'C:\TEMP\Sample.pfx'
$CertificatePassword = 'XXXXXX'
$SiteName = "SampleTest"
$HostName = "Sitebinding.com"
$SiteFolder = Join-Path -Path 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot' -ChildPath $SiteName

Write-Host 'Import pfx certificate' $certPath
$certRootStore = “LocalMachine”
$certStore = "My"
$pfx = New-Object System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2
$store = New-Object System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Store($certStore,$certRootStore) 
$certThumbprint = $pfx.Thumbprint

#Write-Host 'Add website' $SiteName
#New-WebSite -Name $SiteName -PhysicalPath $SiteFolder -Force
#$IISSite = "IIS:\Sites\$SiteName"
#Set-ItemProperty $IISSite -name  Bindings -value @{protocol="https";bindingInformation="*:443:$HostName"}
#if($applicationPool) { Set-ItemProperty $IISSite -name  ApplicationPool -value $applicationPool}

Write-Host 'Bind certificate with Thumbprint' $certThumbprint
#$obj = get-webconfiguration "//sites/site[@name='$SiteName']"
$obj = Get-WebBinding $SiteName -Port 443
#$binding = $obj.bindings.Collection[0]
#$method = $binding.Methods["AddSslCertificate"]
$method = $obj.Methods["AddSslCertificate"]
$methodInstance = $method.CreateInstance()
$methodInstance.Input.SetAttributeValue("certificateHash", $certThumbprint)
$methodInstance.Input.SetAttributeValue("certificateStoreName", $certStore)

Thanks In Advance.

To get a list of certificates on your local machine's personal store:

$localcerts = Get-ChildItem Cert:\LocalMachine\My

To get the certificate object of a pfx (mine had a password):

$cert = [System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2]::new("C:\temp\mypfx.pfx","mypassword", [System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509KeyStorageFlags]::MachineKeySet)

To compare the thumbprints:

if ($localcerts.Thumbprint -contains $cert.Thumbprint) { <# do stuff #> }

If you want to search the other stores on your local PC like trusted publishers, recurse through the root:

$localcerts = Get-ChildItem cert:\LocalMachine -recurse
$localcerts.thumbprint  # Returns 130+ certificates on my machine
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