Wildcard Certificate / Importing cert and how do I generate the CSR and properly associate it in IIS.

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Need to install a Wildcard Certificate for a company in their Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition box.

I purchased the * wildcard certificate today. Previous to today we have been using a certificate for This was a self generated certificate from http://servername/certsrv.

So this certificate is currently registered or installed at the Default Website level in IIS 6. Do I have to delete the certificate then regenerate the CSR by using * for the name of the request?

Forwarding some good tech documents would help too.


Question by:PatrickDoman
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    If you already have the new certificate in hand then you need to import it to the server you created the CSR on. then you'll need to export it with its private key so that you can successfully import it into a new server.  you will be exporting a .pfx.

    you shouldnt need to delete anything.  
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    These links are to thawte's support site. I used them before and never had a problem. Even if you're not using thawte these instructions should allow you to generate a csr  And to install it: Hope this helps.

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    I followed the instructions. I had to generate it from a secondary server in order for the * to generate as a CSR. Our certificate is on the mail server where Cert Services is installed.

    I am going to try it again

    Author Comment

    I went in and created a new domain in IIS. Then I generated the wildcard cert from that using *

    I'll see if this one gets kicked back. If it does I will need to export the certificate and private key from the server and then will need to migrate the virtual directories all to a new site other than the Default....

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