how to install ssl on a w2003 IIS6 server
Posted on 2004-08-16
newbie with ssl here. I have a fresh windows 2003 server with basic iis installed and a default web site running.
how do i install ssl on it?
browsing through web site properties, moving to directory security, clicking on Server Certificate in "Secure Communications" brings me to the wizard to create an iis certificate then selecting "to prepare the request but send it later", then asked to type a name for the new certificate and assign a bit length to the encryption, 1024, 2048 etc. At this point I stop, somewhat perplexed.
I could probably blunder my way through but I'd like confirmation of the method first, please?
I'm assuming I create a certificate using the creation wizard, then apply for a digital certificate from verisign and install the certificate i receive into the iis server using the wizard?
thanks in advance