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Certificates are typically issued to a particular computer, user, or service, for specific purposes, for specific durations, and often for specific recipients. As a result, at times you might need to obtain additional certificates, renew existing certificates, examine or modify the properties of a certificate, or move certificates. Although many of these tasks can be performed for a single user, computer, or service, other tasks are best performed automatically by an administrator from a server. The following sections describe common certificate management tasks and the procedure to complete them.