How to install a SSL Certificate for Microsoft IIS 6.0

Step 1: Obtain Intermediate CA Certificate

  • Copy the Intermediate CA certificate from your Secure128 portal under “Order Details”.
  • Be sure there are 5 dashes to either side of the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE and that no white spaces, extra line breaks or additional characters have been inadvertently added.

Step 2: Obtain and Install your SSL Certificate

  • The SSL certificate will be sent by email. The certificate is included as an attachment (Cert.cer) and it is also imbedded in the body of the email. Copy the certificate.
  • The text file should look like this:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- [encoded data] -----END CERTIFICATE-----

  • Open the Internet Services Manager (IIS)
  • Click Start
  • Select All Programs
  • Select Administrative Tools
  • Choose Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • Under Web Sites, right-click your web site and select Properties
  • Click the Directory Security tab
  • Under Secure Communications, click Server Certificate
  • The Web Site Certificate Wizard will open, click Next.
  • Choose Process the Pending Request and Install the Certificate, then click Next.
  • Select the location of the certificate response file, and then click Next.
  • Read the summary screen to be sure that you are processing the correct certificate and then click Next.
  • You see a confirmation screen. After you read this information, click Next.
  • Be sure to assign your site an SSL port (443 by default).
  • Stop and start your Web server prior to any testing.

Verify your Certificate is installed correctly