IIS and Server: Installing a
1. Installing an Issued Certificate. Once you have been issued
a certificate you can download and install it on your Web server. This
will then be issued to each visitor that connects to your site using
Browse to the address of your CA, http://%server name%/certsrv and
select View the Status of a Pending Certificate Request.
There may be multiple certificate requests pending. If this is the case
you will see multiple requests and must select your request, which is
where having your conformation information is helpful. Select your
request to continue.
You can download the certificate using either of the encoding methods
and save the file to your hard drive. For the tutorial the Base-64
encoded option was used. Select Download Certificate to begin the
After downloading the SSL certificate go back to the IIS Manager. If you
closed it you can open it by click on the Start menu and going to
Administrative Tools and selecting Internet Information Services
Manager. Once opened right click the Default Web Site and select
Select the Directory Security tab and click the Server Certificate
button to start the Web Server Certificate Wizard.
Click Next on the initial Welcome screen and select Process the Pending
Request and Install the Certificate. Click Next to continue.
You now need to provide the certificate wizard with the SSL certificate
you downloaded. Browse to the location of the SSL certificate you save
to your hard drive and select it. Click Next to continue.
Enter the SSL port that the website will use. By default the port is
443, which you you can use and click Next to continue.
You will now be presented with a screen summarizing your choices, which
you must confirm before the installation of the certificate can being.
If any changes need to be made you can use the Back button otherwise
click Next to install the SSL certificate.
To verify that your SSL certificate is installed correctly open a web
browser and navigate to https://<your server name>/. Since the
certificate you installed was signed by an unknown CA you will be
presented with a warning where you can choose a number of certificate
options. The default selection is to accept the certificate for this
session only, which is fine. Click OK to accept the certificate and you
should see the Default Web Site's home page. If you obtained your
certificate through a trusted CA this warning message would not appear.