Acquiring an SSL certificate

Requesting and purchasing an SSL certificate is not as scary as it may seem. Armed with the knowledge of the process, it can be done in a few hours spread out over a few days in most cases.


To acquire a basic SSL certificate, a few items are necessary:

  • Web server access
  • An account with a certificate authority
  • A domain name and unique IP address

First, you will need administrative access to the web server that the ArcGIS Web Adaptor will be installed on. For our purposes here, we will be using IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. SSL certificates can, of course, be installed on any flavor of web server. See your web server's documentation for details on SSL certificate installation. Secondly, you, ...

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