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How to install your SSL certificate on IIS 10

 

Use the instructions on this page to use IIS 10 to install your SSL certificate on your Windows server 2016. If you are looking for more general information on how to renew your SSL-certificates check this article. 

Install SSL certificate

On the server where you created the CSR file, save the certificate file you received in an email with the extension .cer.

Note: Please use Notepad to convert the Base64 encoded certificate file into a .cer file.

  1. In the Windows start menu, type Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and open it

  2. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, in the Connections menu tree (left pane), locate and click the server name:

    Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

  3. On the server name Home page (center pane), in the IIS section, double-click Server Certificates

  4. On the Server Certificates page (center pane), in the Actions menu (right pane), click the Complete Certificate Request… link

  5. In the Complete Certificate Request wizard, on the Specify Certificate Authority Response page, do the following and then click OK:

  6. File name containing the certificate authority’s response:  Click the … box and browse to and select the .cer file (e.g., your_domain_com.cer) that TRUSTZONE sent to you

  7. Friendly name: Type a friendly name for the certificate. The friendly name is not part of the certificate; instead, it is used to identify the certificate. We recommend that you add TRUSTZONE and the expiration date to the end of your friendly name, for example: yoursite-trustzone-(expiration date). This information helps identify the issuer and expiration date for each certificate. It also helps distinguish multiple certificates with the same domain name

  8. Select a certificate for the new certificate store: In the drop-down list, select Web Hosting:

    Select a certificate for the new certificate store

 

Now that you’ve successfully installed your SSL certificate, you need to assign the certificate to the appropriate site.

 

Assign SSL certificate

  1. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, in the Connections menu tree (left pane), expand the name of the server on which the certificate was installed. Then expand Sites and click the site you want to use the SSL certificate to secure

  2. On the website Home page, in the Actions menu (right pane), under Edit Site, click the Bindings… link:

    Assign SSL certificate

  3. In the Site Bindings window, click Add:

    Site Bindings window

  4. In the Add Site Bindings window, do the following and then click OK:

Type: In the drop-down list, select https.

IP address: In the drop-down list, select the IP address of the site or select All Unassigned.

Port: Type port 443. The port over which traffic is secure by SSL is port 443.

SSL certificate: In the drop-down list, select your new SSL certificate (e.g., yourdomain.com):

SSL certificate: In the drop-down list, select your new SSL certificate (e.g., yourdomain.com):

Your SSL certificate is now installed, and the website is configured to accept secure connections:

Your SSL certificate is now installed, and the website is configured to accept secure connections

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