Installing your SSL: IIS 7

To install your SSL certificate, you will need to do the following:

When you receive your SSL certificate, save it to your server with an extension of .crt. The location is not important, but you will need to locate the file at a later stage, so keep it somewhere you can find it.

1

Open Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS 7.0):

  • Click Start.
  • Open Control Panel.
  • Select Administrative Tools.
  • Start Internet Services Manager.
2

Click Server Name.

3

From the centre menu, double-click Server Certificates in the Security section.

4

Select the Actions menu from the right and click on Complete Certificate Request. The Complete Certificate Request wizard will appear.

5

In the wizard, enter the location and name of the SSL certificate you saved to your server earlier and then enter a Friendly Name. The Friendly Name is not part of the certificate itself, but is used by the server administrator to easily distinguish the certificate, then click OK.

After the certificate has been successfully installed to the server, you will need to assign that certificate to the appropriate website using IIS.

Please note: The friendly name needs to be the domain name specifically on a Wildcard SSL. On any other SSL the friendly name does not need to be the domain name

6

From the Connections menu in the main Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window, select the name of the server to which the certificate was installed.

7

Under Sites, select the site to be secured with SSL.

8

From the Actions menu on the right click on Bindings. The Site Bindings window will open.

9

In the Site Bindings window, click Add. This will open the Add Site Binding window.

10

Under Type choose https. The IP address should be the IP address of the site or All Unassigned, and the port over which traffic will be secured by SSL is usually 443. The SSL Certificate field should specify the certificate that was installed previously.

11

Click OK.

Now your SSL certificate is installed, you MUST restart IIS to complete the operation.

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