How to Configure Certificates to Enable SSL in IIS

- J.D. Meier, Carlos Farre, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode, Steve Gregersen, Madhu Sundararajan, Rob Boucher

Use SSL in IIS to protect the communication channel between your WCF enabled web application and the web client. SSL protects sensitive data on the network from being stolen or modified.

The following are the steps to configure certificates for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communication in IIS.
  1. Click Start and then click Run.**
  2. In the Run dialog box, type inetmgr and then click OK.
  3. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager dialog box, expand the (local computer) node, and then expand the Web Sites node.
  4. Right-click Default Web Site and then click Properties.
  5. In the Default Web Site Properties dialog box, click the Directory Security tab, and then in the Secure Communications section, click Server Certificate.
  6. On the Welcome screen of the Web Server Certificate Wizard, click Next to continue.
  7. On the Server Certificate screen, select the Assign an existing certificate radio button option, and then click Next.
  8. On the Available Certificates screen, select the certificate you created and installed in previous step, and then click Next.
  9. Verify the information on the certificate summary screen, and then click Next.
  10. Click Finish to complete the certificate installation.
  11. In the Default Web Site Properties dialog box, click OK.

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Last edited Jun 13, 2008 at 6:35 PM by prashantbansode, version 1

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