SSL Certificate Installation: IIS 7

SSL Installation (PFX)

  1. From the Start menu, look for Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and open it.
  2. Click on the server name.
  3. From the menu in the middle, double-click the Server Certificates button
  4. In the Actions menu on the right, click on Import... Browse to the PFX file by clicking on the ... button
  • Password: If the file is password protected, enter the password here.
  • Certifcate store: Select Personal  

Once the SSL Certificate has been installed successfully to the server, you need to assign the certificate to the appropriate website through IIS. See the Binding section below (Assign Certificate to Website).

SSL Installation (CSR already created)

This procedure suggests that you have already created your own Certificate Signing Request from IIS. 

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

Once the SSL Certificate has been installed successfully to the server, you need to assign the certificate to the appropriate website through IIS. See the Binding section below (Assign Certificate to Website).

Assign/Enable a Certificate to a Website

1.. 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

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

3.. From the “Actions” menu on the right click on “Bindings”.

The “Site Bindings” window will open.

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

5. 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.

6. Click OK

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

 

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