How to install a SSL Certificate for Microsoft IIS 7.0

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-----

  • Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • From the left menu, click the corresponding server name
  • In the Features pane (middle pane), under Security, double-click Server Certificates
  • From the Actions pane (right pane), select Complete Certificate Request
  • Provide the location of the certificate file and the friendly name

In IIS7, you need to install the certificate and then bind the HTTPS protocol to the site

Step 3: Binding certificate to the web site

  • Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • Browse to your server name > Sites > Your SSL-based site
  • In the Actions pane, click Bindings
  • In the Site Bindings window, If there is no existing https binding, choose Add and change Type from HTTP to HTTPS
  • From the SSL Certificate drop down, Select the Friendly Name for the SSL certificate that will be used for this site
  • Click OK

Verify your Certificate is installed correctly