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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Request a Server Certificate

To enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on a Web site, you must first request a server certificate from a trusted certification authority. After you obtain the certificate, you need to install it on the Web server, and then assign it to one or more Web sites.

Requirements

  • Credentials: Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.

  • Tools: Iis.msc.

Recommendation

As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the Run as command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At the command prompt, type runas /user:administrative_accountname "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".

To request a server certificate

  1. In IIS Manager, expand the ...

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