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Last Modified : 06/04/2018

How to install a Thawte SGC (Server Gated Cryptography SSL) Supercert in Microsoft IIS 7.0

Problem

Install a Thawte SGC (Server Gated Cryptography SSL) Supercert in Microsoft IIS 7.0
How do I install a Thawte SGC (Server Gated Cryptography SSL) Supercert 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 a Thawte SGC (Server Gated Cryptography SSL) Supercert on Microsoft IIS 7.0, follow the instructions below:
 

Step 1: Download your Thawte certificate
  1. You will receive an email when your certificate is issued.
  2. Download your certificate
  3. Select the 'PKCS#7' format option and click Pick Up certificate.
  4. Copy and Paste your Thawte certificate to Notepad and save as a certificate.p7b 
     
Note: IF the PKCS7 format is not used,  the Intermediate CA certificates MUST be installed separately using these steps

Step 2: Installing your 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
  6. If you get this error "CertEnroll::CX509Enrollment::p_InstallResponse: ASN1 bad tag value met. 0x8009310b" or similar, complete these steps
 
Step 3: Add an HTTPS binding to a Web site
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. From the Actions pane, choose Bindings
  4. In the Site Bindings window, choose Add
  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