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Last Modified : 05/31/2019

Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Instructions for Microsoft IIS 8


This document provides instructions for generating the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on Internet Information Services (IIS 8). If unable to use these instructions for your server, DigiCert recommends to contact Microsoft.


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To generate the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file, perform following steps:

  1. Start the IIS by clicking Tools >  Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

  2.  Click Server Certificates

  3. Click Create Certificate Request on the right side

  4. Complete in full all the required fields in the new page that will appear, without any abbreviation, except the country code.

    Common Name: The Fully Qualified Domain Name that the certificate will be issued to and secure.
    Organisation: The Registered Organisational Name the certificate belongs to.
    Organisational Unit: The Department within the Organisation
    City/locality: The Business registered location (not the actual server location)
    State/province: The Business registered state or province
    Country/region: The two letter ISO country code

  5. Click Next
  6. Select 2048 from the Bit Length: drop down list.

  7. Click Next
  8. Specify the file name and location for the certificate request file

  9. Click Finish

  10. Copy the saved CSR when requesting a certificate including the:


  1. Verify the CSR
  1. Once the CSR has been created, proceed to Enrollment.
Contact Information
          During the verification process, DigiCert may need to contact your organization. Be sure to provide an email address,
          phone number and fax number that will be checked and responded to quickly. These fields are not part of the certificate.
Once the certificate has been issued follow these steps to install the certificate on the server