Server Certificates and Certificate Authorities

To activate the SSL security features of Internet Information Services, you must obtain and install a valid server certificate. Server certificates are digital identifications containing information about your Web server, the organization validating the server's Web content, and the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your site. Functioning in the same way as conventional forms of identification, a server certificate enables users to authenticate your server, check the validity of Web content, and establish a secure connection.

A digital certificate is assigned to a host by using the FQDN. Because of this, certificates are totally free of any IP address constraints. You can change the IP address ...

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