Test SSL Certificate
Posted on 2004-04-07
We have a Win2k SP2 production server running IIS5 with a valid and working verisign SSL certificate. I would like to create an internal development server that also uses SSL, but have not been able to install the certificate on our development server.
I originally attempted to export the production server's certificate and import it in the development environment by running the resulting Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) file in the Certificate Import Wizard. At the end of the process, the server claims the import completed successfully, but the certificate does not appear in the "Personal" certificate store where it was supposed to be installed...even after a reboot.
I read another topic in this forum that indicated I might need to install the Certificate Services on the development server. I don't buy that, though, because it's not installed on the production server. I don't see how installing services to ISSUE certificates relates to my problem. Am I wrong?
How do other people use/test SSL in a development IIS environment? Is there a generic SSL certificate that we can use simply for testing purposes? Can we use our production server's certificate?