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Last Modified : 11/30/2018

How to bind a SSL certificate in Microsoft IIS 8.0


To bind a SSL certificate in Microsoft IIS 8.0 perform following steps:

Step 1: Bind a SSL Certificate to the web site:

In Microsoft IIS 8.0, the HTTPS protocol is required to be bound to a web site which will also assign the installed certificate.
  1. From the Connections column on the left, expand the Sites folder.
  2. Select the appropriate web site.
  3. From the Actions pane on the right, click on Bindings.


  1. If there is no existing https binding in the Site Bindings window, choose Add and change Type from HTTP to HTTPS.

    If there is already a https binding, select it and click Edit.

  1. From the SSL Certificate drop down, select the friendly name for the certificate that was used during installation.



  1. Click OK.

Step 2: Verify Certificate installation

  1. You may need to Stop and Start your Web server for changes to take effect. In some cases the changes may not take place after restarting IIS Services and a re-boot is needed. 
  2. Verify your installation with the DigiCert Installation Checker.

Additional Notes:

If you do not specify an IP address when installing the SSL Certificate, the same ID will be used for all virtual servers created on the system.
If hosting multiple sites on a single server, you can specify that the ID only be used for a particular server IP address.

Microsoft Support

For more information please contact Microsoft.