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Last Modified : 05/02/2018

How to install an SSL Certificate in Microsoft IIS 7.0

Problem

Install an SSL Certificate in Microsoft IIS 7.0
How do I install an SSL Certificate in IIS 7.0

Solution

Thawte now offers the Symantec SSL Assistant to make it easy to generate a CSR and install a certificate for Microsoft IIS 7.0 servers running .NET 2.0 or higher. As an independent subsidiary of Symantec, Thawte offers Symantec SSL Assistant as a benefit of our corporate relationship.

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To install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft IIS 7.0, follow the instructions below:

Note: To install a Thawte Wildcard Certificate on Microsoft IIS 7.0, please see this solution

Step 1 : Download your Thawte certificate

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Step 2 : Install SSL certificate

  1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. From the left menu, click the corresponding server name
  3. In the Features pane (middle pane), under Security, double-click Server Certificates


     
  4. From the Actions pane (right pane), select Complete Certificate Request


     
  5. Provide the location of the certificate file and the friendly name
    Note: Friendly name is a reference name for quick identification of the certificate for the Administrator.

    At this point the server may respond with one of the two known errors:

    CertEnroll::CX509Enrollment::p_InstallResponse:ASN1 bad tag value met. 0x8009310b (ASN: 267) 
    Please click here to continue the installation

    or

    Cannot find the certificate request associated with this certificate file. 
    A certificate request must be completed on the computer where it was created. 
                

    Please click here to continue the installation

 
Step 3 : Add an HTTPS binding to a Web site
For IIS7, you need to bind the HTTPS protocol to a Web site then assigning the install certificate

  1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Browse to your server name > Sites > Your SSL-based site
  3. In the Actions pane, click Bindings.


     
  4. In the Site Bindings window, If there is no existing https binding, choose Add
    Note: if there is already a https binding, select it and click Edit


     
  5. From the Add Site Bindings window, provide the binding type


     
  6. Select the SSL certificate that will be used for this site
  7. Click OK


Step 4: Verify certificate installation

  1. Stop and start your Web server prior to any testing
    Note: In some cases the changes may not take place after restarting IIS Services and a re-boot is needed.
  2. Verify the SSL certificate installation