I am new to SQL, but I am well versed on creating certs for exchange. I would like to create a cert for a SQL site so the we can connect to it via https from the outside of our firewall.
I see this article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316898
and it looks like it explains installing the cert pretty good.
Is there a step by step in creating the public cert?
I went into mmc, certificates. Then personal, all task, request new cert. Then I can use template or create own. If I create my own, it asks for URL. I put in the url I want to use, but I don't think that's right.
I'll be using Godaddy to create the cert, don't want to have each client to have to download the cert.
OS of web server= 2008 r2 sp1 ent with IIS7, OS of SQL server = 2008 32 bit ent , with sql 2005 installed.
Also, when I create the cert at godaddy, can I just use a basic ssl cert with one name?
I've never created a cert for anything but exchange.