SSL Certificate Installation on IIS

  • Get the zip file of the certificates.

1.  Upload *.crt file to Certificate File to convert

2. Choose Type of Current Certificate to “Standard PEM”

3. Choose Type to Convert to “PFX/PKCS#12”

4. Upload *.key file to Private Key File

5. Upload *.ca file to Chain Certificate File(Optional)

6. Set Password to PFX Password

  • Copy the *.pfx file to the Server
  • Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. From the Start screen, click or search for Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and open it.
  • In the IIS Manager, select the server node on the top left under Connections.
  • Click on the server name.
  • From the center menu, double-click the Server Certificates button in the IIS section (it is in the middle of the menu).
  • From the Actions pane on the top right, select Import.
  • Browse to *.pfx in order to upload Certificate File(.pfx) and then enter the Password of the *.pfx file and then select “Web Hosting” as Certificate Store and Click OK to install the certificate.
  • After successful installation of SSL certificate to the server, you will need to assign that SSL certificate to the suitable website using IIS.
  • Choose the name of the server to which the certificate was installed from the Connections menu in the main IIS Manager window.
  • Under Sites select the site to be secured with SSL.
  • From the Actions menu (on the right), click on Bindings… This will open the Site Bindings window.
  • In the Site Bindings window, click Add… This will open the Add Site Binding window.
  • 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. Click on OK then Close the Site Bindings window.
  • To Verify Installation: Test your SSL certificate by using a browser to connect to your server. Use the https protocol directive. For example, if your SSL was issued to, enter into your browser. Your browser’s padlock icon will be displayed in the locked position if your certificate is installed correctly and the server is properly configured for SSL.

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