Generate SSL on Windows IIS7+

Generate CSR in II7+ on Windows Server without Plesk

 

To initiate an SSL order, generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request). The CSRis a block of encrypted text that is generated on the certificate’s destination server. It contains information that will be included in your certificate such as your organization name, common name, location and country. This guide provides the steps to generate a CSR in IIS7 and IIS8 on a Windows server without Plesk.

This article applies to Windows Server 2008 (IIS 7.0) and Windows 2012 (IIS 8.0) 

Generate CSR in IIS7 on Windows 2008 Serve without Plesk

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Log in to the server using Remote Desktop.

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From the Start button, select Administrative Tools. Click Internet Information (IIS) Services Manager to open the IIS Manager:

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Click the server name on the left-hand side menu.  Double-click Server Certificates button as shown below:

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Click Create Certificate Request under the Actions section on the right side to initiate the Request Certificate wizard.

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In the Distinguished Name Properties window, enter the information as follows:

Common Name: This must match exactly what you type in your web browser’s URL field to reach your website, or you will receive a name mismatch error.

Organization: The legal name of your organization. This should not be abbreviated and should include suffixes such as Inc., Corp. or LLC.

Organizational unit: The division of your organization handling the certificate (frequently this entry will be listed as "IT," "Web Security," or is simply left blank).

City/locality: The city in which your organization is located.

State/province: The state/region where your organization is located.

Country/region: The two-letter ISO code for the country where your organization is located.

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Click Next.

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In the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties window, leave the two options unchanged (Microsoft RSA SChannel and 2048), and click Next.

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Enter a filename for your CSR, and choose the location where you would like to save the file. Click Finish.

The private key is now stored in IIS for the web site. When the certificate is issued, you can install the certificate within IIS and the private key will match.

 

Generate CSR in IIS8 on Windows 2012 Server without Plesk

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Log in to the server using Remote Desktop.

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Click Start button, then Administrative Tools.

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Click Internet Information (IIS) Services Manager to open the IIS Manager:

 

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Click the server name on the left-hand side menu. Double-click Server Certificates button as shown below:

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Click Create Certificate Request under the Actions section on the right side to initiate the Request Certificate wizard.

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In the Distinguished Name Properties window, enter the information as follows:

Common Name: This must match exactly what you type in your web browser’s URL field to reach your website,  or you will receive a name mismatch error.

Organization: The legal name of your organization. This should not be abbreviated and should include suffixes such as Inc., Corp. or LLC.

Organizational unit: The division of your organization handling the certificate (frequently this entry will be listed as "IT," "Web Security," or is simply left blank).

City/locality: The city in which your organization is located.

State/province: The state/region where your organization is located.

Country/region: The two-letter ISO code for the country where your organization is located.

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Click Next.

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In the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties window, leave the two options unchanged (Microsoft RSA SChannel and 2048), and click Next.

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Enter a filename for your CSR and choose the location where you would like to save the file. Click Finish.

The private key is now stored in IIS for the website. When the certificate is issued, you can install the certificate within IIS and the private key will match.

 

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