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How to assign a SSL Certificate in Microsoft IIS 6.0?

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Perform the following steps to assign a SSL certificate in Microsoft IIS 6.0:
  

Step 1: Assign the SSL certificate to your Web Site 

  1. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager: Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manger.
  2. In the Web Sites section, right-click your Web Site and select Properties.
  3. Click the Directory Security tab.
  4. In the Secure Communications section, click Server Certificate (this opens the Web Server Certificate Wizard) and then click Next.
  5. Select Assign an existing certificate and then click Next.
  6. Select the certificate to import (denoted by the Common Name) and then click Next.
  7. A summary page displays the details of the certificate that you are installing. Ensure that this information is correct and then click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
     

Step 2: Check that SSL is setup on the server correctly

  1. In the Web Site tab, the IP address field must contain the IP address (typed out) of the web site in question.
    If you only have one web site, then the default "All Unassigned" for your IP address will suffice.
     
  2. Click on the "Advanced" button next to the IP address field > make sure the SSL port number is listed under Multiple SSL identities for this Web site section
     

Step 3: 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. To verify the SSL certificate installation, use the Symantec CryptoReport.