How to Create a Certificate Request in IIS 7 (Dedicated/VPS)

1.  Once logged into your server, open IIS Manager.  You can do this by clicking your Windows Start button and entering "inetmgr" into the search box.  Then press enter.

2.  Click on the Server name.




3.  On the Features view, double click "Server Certificates."




4.  On the Actions pane, click "Create Certificate Request..."




5.  Fill in the following information for your Certificate Request:

a. Common name:  Enter the domain name that you will be securing here.  Most certificates are meant to be used for one domain name and one prefix only.  For example, in "www.example.com," where "example.com" is your domain name, the "www" is the prefix.



b. Organization:  Enter the name of the organization that owns the domain name as specified at the registrar.  Please do not use abbreviations or commas.




c. Organization Unit:  Enter the name of the department within your company that will have the most interaction with the SSL pages.




d. City/state/country:  Enter the location where the business is located.  Do not use any abbreviations for State.



6.  Click "Next."




7.  Leave the default values for the Cryptographic service provider and Bit length, then click "Next."




8.  Enter a file name for the certificate file box, or click the browse button [...] to choose where you would like to save the request file.




9.  Click "Finish."

Add Feedback