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Create an IIS Certificate

Posted by Paul on January 30, 2015


In this article we can explore how to create an IIS Certificate.

Certificates

Certificates are used to confirm the Identity of Servers. To create a certificate in IIS opens the INETMGR. You can see the Server Certificates icon highlighted.

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Click on the Create Self-Signed Certificate link from the right pane. (For development purposes this is the easiest option. For production systems we need to purchase from an external provider like VeriSign)

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Exporting

For development purposes we need to export the certificate. Right click on the certificate to choose the option Export.

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Enter the path & a password.

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Click the OK button and the Certificate is created as shown below.

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References

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732230(v=ws.10).aspx

Summary

In this article we have explored how to create & export an IIS Certificate. For development purposes we can use this certificate to trust the server.

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