How to install an SSL certificate on IIS 10?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 30, 2019

    SSL installation in IIS 10 requires one certificate file with the .p7b (or .cer) file extension. Either download the issued certificate in the email delivered by Cloudtechtiq or download it in your account.

    In order to install the certificate, follow the steps below -

    1. Press Win + R and type “inetmgr” in the appeared window to run the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    2. On the IIS Manager home page, locate the “Server Certificates” icon and double-click it.


    1. Locate the “Actions” panel on the right side and click “Complete Certificate Request”.


    1. In the “Specify Certificate Authority Response” window, perform the actions below.

    a) In the “File name containing the certification authority’s response” field, browse the file system to select your .p7b (or .cer) certificate.

    b) In the “Friendly name” field, specify any name that will help you to identify the certificate among other files. It is best to submit the actual domain name of the certificate.

    c) In the “Select a certificate store for the new certificate” field, leave the default value “Personal”.


    1. Click “OK” to import the certificate to the server storage.
    2. Once the import is completed, in the “Server Certificates” window, you will see a new entry associated with the imported certificate.


    1. Assign the certificate to your website by expanding the “Sites” subsection in the “Connections” menu on the left and select the corresponding site. Then, in the “Actions” panel on the right side, locate the “Edit Site” menu and select the “Bindings” option.


    1. On the right side of the “Site Bindings” window, click “Add”.


    1. In the “Add Site Binding” window, modify the fields as below:

    a) In the “Type” field, select “https”.

    b) In the “IP address” field, select your website’s IP address or “All Unassigned”.

    c) In the “Port” field, specify “443” (default).

    d) In the “SSL certificate” field, select the previously imported certificate, which can be identified by the friendly name.


    1. Click “OK” in order for the new “https” entry to appear in the “Site Bindings” window.


    The certificate has been installed and now the website should be accessible via HTTPS.


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