Category: Windows

How to install an SSL certificate onto IIS7 on Windows 2008

  • RDP to server
  • Open IIS
  • Goto Root level in IIS (usually the servername)
  • Click on Server Certificates under IIS section
  • Right click in the panel and select “Create Certificate Request”
  • Fill in the relevant details and save the CSR to desktop

Get CSR from desktop. Go to your provider and use CSR to get the certificate

  • Once complete (usually a few hours) upload the certificate files and go back to web server
  • Open IIS
  • Go to Root level in IIS (usually the server name)
  • Click on Server Certificates under IIS section
  • Right click in the panel and select “Complete Certificate Request”
  • Browse to the new cert files
  • Then go back to the site in question and add relevant HTTPS bindings

You may need to add Root authority ticket

If a certificate already exists and is not expired yet,

  • Go to the site option in IIS
  • Click on the bindings
  • Select the new Certificate you just created,
  • Press okay
  • Go back to root level in IIS (Administrator)
  • Double Click on Server Certificates
  • Delete the previous certificate (Remember to check the expiry date before deleting it)

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