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Manually install an SSL certificate on my IIS 7 server

Updated Dec 14th, 2020 at 09:13 GMT

Install your SSL certificate

  1. Click on your Start Menu, then click Run.
  2. In the prompt, type inetmgr and click OK to launch the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  3. Under the Connections panel on the left, click on your Server Name.
  4. In the main panel under the IIS section, double click on Server Certificates.
  5. Under the Actions panel on the right, click Complete Certificate Request.
  6. On the new window, click ... to browse, find your previously uploaded primary certificate file and click Open.
  7. Add a Friendly name to easily identify this certificate in the future.
  8. Click OK.

Bind the SSL certificate

  1. Under the Connections panel on the left, click ▸ to expand the Sites folder.
  2. Click the Site Name that you plan to install the SSL certificate onto.
  3. Under the Actions panel on the right, find the Edit Site section and click Bindings.
  4. On the new window, click Add and fill out the following information:
  5. Type: select https.
  6. IP Address: select All Unassigned.
  7. Port: type in 443.
  8. Host name: leave this empty.
  9. SSL Certificate: select your recently installed SSL.
  10. Click OK to confirm, then Close for the Site Bindings window.

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