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Install a QuickSSL certificate on Microsoft IIS 7.0

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How do I install a QuickSSL certificate on Microsoft IIS 7.0
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GeoTrust 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, GeoTrust offers Symantec SSL Assistant as a benefit of our corporate relationship.
 

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To install your QuickSSL certificate in Microsoft IIS 7.0, perform the following steps:
 
Step 1 : Download your certificate
 
  1. You will receive an email when your certificate is issued.
     
  2. You require your certificate in PKCS#7 format, to download it in this format, perform the steps on the following solution: SO15183
     
  3. Copy and Paste your certificate to Notepad and save as a certificate.p7b 
     
Step 2 : Install your SSL certificate 
 
  1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
     
  2. From the left menu, select 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
 
WARNING:  When using the PKCS7 formatted cert, and an "ASN1 bad tag value met. 0x8009310b (ASN: 267)" error message is returned during installation, please refer to this article:  SO15608
 
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 > the 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