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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Creating and Installing Certificates

You have two options for creating and installing certificates. You can use your own Certificate Services to generate your certificates or you can use a trusted third-party authority. When you use Certificate Services, you manage the certificate creation, expiration, and revocation process. When you create certificates through trusted third-party authorities, you let the trusted authority manage the certificate creation, expiration, and revocation process. Either way, the basic tasks you need to perform to create and install a certificate are as follows:

  1. Create a certificate request.

  2. Submit the request to the authority of your choice or to your own root authority.

  3. When you receive the response from the authority, ...

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