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Last Modified : 05/03/2018

SSL Assistant for Microsoft IIS Servers - Intermediate Certificate Authority (CA) Installation Instructions


Prior to installing your RapidSSL certificate using the SSL Assistant for Microsoft IIS Servers, please follow these steps to install the RapidSSL Intermediate CA certificates to ensure the SSL certificate has a complete chain of trust.
Step 1: Obtain the RapidSSL Intermediate CAs
  1. Download the RapidSSL intermediate CA certificate.
Copy each certificate into a separate plain text file. Save each file with a txt or cer extension.
Step 2: Add Certificate Snap-in within IIS
  1. From the Web server, click Start > Run.
  2.  In the text box, type mmc.
  3. Click OK.
  4. From the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) menu bar, select Console (in IIS 5.0) or  File (in IIS 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0) > Add/Remove Snap-in.
  5. Click Add.
  6. From the list of snap-ins, select Certificates.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Select Computer account.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Select Local computer (the computer this console is running on).
  11. Click Finish.
  12. In the snap-in list window, click Close.
  13. In the Add/Remove Snap-in window, click OK.
Step 3: Install the Intermediate CA certificate
  1. Open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
  2. Click on Certificates from the left pane.
  3. Double-click on Intermediate Certification Authorities from the right pane.
  4. Right-click on Certificates folder from the right pane and select All Tasks > Import to open the Certificate Import Wizard.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Specify the location of the Intermediate Certificate by browsing to it and click Next.
  7. By default, it will place the certificate in the Intermediate Certification Authorities store. Keep this selection and click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. A message will appear confirming the successful import of the certificate. Click OK.
Once the Intermediate CA certificates have been installed, proceed to install the RapidSSL certificate manually or by using the SSL Assistant.