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How to configure SSL with website?
Posted by on 14 July 2016 02:04 PM


  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. In Internet Services Manager, in the console tree, expand SERVERNAME (your local computer), and then expand Web Sites.
  3. In the console tree, right-click Default Web Site, and then click Properties.


Note: It's possible that the site you've created was stored under a different virtual server. If your website is not stored within the Default Web Site, right-click your own web site and click Properties.



  1. In the Default Web Site Properties dialog box, click Directory Security.



  1. On the Directory Security tab, click Server Certificate.
  2. In the Welcome to the Web Server Certificate Wizard, on the Welcome page, click Next.
  3. On the Server Certificate page, verify that Create a new certificate is selected, and then click Next.



Note: You can also import an already existing certificate. Do do so follow these steps:


  1. Click Import a certificate from a .pfx file. Click Next.



  1. In the Import Certificate path enter the path to where you've stored your existing certificate. Click Next.



  1. Enter the password configured for the .pfx file. Click Next.



  1. Go to step #13.


  1. On the Delayed or Immediate Request page, click Send the request immediately to an online certification authority, and then click Next.



Note: If you don't have a Certificate Authority (CA) installed on your server or on a different server on the network you can prepare the request but you'll need to manually send it to the CA.


  1. On the Name and Security Settings page, in the Name box, type (or .net, .org, .mil etc. Use your own registered domain name, the one you want people to use when browsing to your site) and then click Next.



Note: You will need a different certificate for each website you'll run on this server, so make sure you provide the exact server URL.


Important note - Internet use: You must make sure that either the Name or the Common Name fields (one of them or both of them) exactly match the external FQDN of the website. For example, if your server's NetBIOS name is SERVER1, and it is located in the MYINTERNALDOM.LOCAL domain, but it will host a website that will require users to enter WWW.KUKU.CO.IL to reach it, you must then use WWW.KUKU.CO.IL as the Name or Common Name in the certificate request wizard, and DO NOT use SERVER1.MYINTERNALDOM.LOCAL.


Important note - Intranet use: For Intranet-only purposes you CAN use the internal FQDN of the server, or even just it's NetBIOS name. For example, if your server's NetBIOS name is SERVER1, and it is located in the MYINTERNALDOM.LOCAL domain, you can use SERVER1.MYINTERNALDOM.LOCAL or just SERVER1 for the Name or the Common Name fields.


You can also change the Bit Length for the encryption key if you want.


  1. On the Organization Information page, in the Organization box, type your own company name. In the Organizational Unit box, type a descriptive name and then click Next.



  1. On the Your Sites Common Name page, in the Common name box, type important note in step #9) and then click Next.



  1. On the Geographical Information page, in the State/province box, type the required info and then click Next.



  1. On the SSL Port page, in the SSL port this web site should use box, verify that 443 is specified, and then click Next.


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