IIS7 SSL Installation

These steps will show you how to install an SSL certificate that only secures a single domain name on Microsoft IIS 7. If you need to secure multiple servers or devices, you will need to install the certificate on each one individually. If you haven't generated your certificate and finished the validation process yet, please refer to our CSR generation instructions before proceeding with the steps below.

SSL certificate Installation Steps on an IIS 7 server

  1. Obtain the SSL certificate file from the certificate authority in .cer or .crt format.
  2. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  3. In the left pane, click on the server name.
  4. In the centre pane, under the IIS section, double-click on the Server Certificates icon.
  5. In the right pane, under the Actions menu, click on Complete Certificate Request.
  6. In the Complete Certificate Request wizard, browse and select the certificate file, and provide a friendly name for the certificate & select the “Personal” option from the drop-box of the certificate store.
  7. Click OK.

  8. Friendly name with wildcard:

  9. In the left panel, under the Sites section, click on the website you want to install the SSL certificate on.
  10. In the right panel, under the action menu, click on the Bindings.

  11. In the Site Bindings window, click on Add.

  12. Select https from the Type drop-down menu, select the SSL certificate from the SSL certificate drop-down menu, and click OK.

  13. Restart the IIS service by typing iisreset in the command prompt.
  14. Test the SSL certificate by navigating to the website using https:// in the URL.