Self Signed Certificates

Posted on 2014-07-16
Last Modified: 2014-07-24

We are looking to set up a self-signed certificate on a Windows 7 web server and are wondering how we would go about doing this?

Any help would be great!

Yellowbus Team
Question by:YellowbusTeam
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    Follow the steps below:

    1. Download makecert.exe
    2. Create your self-signed cert
    Open a command window as administrator
    Navigate to the path where makecert.exe resides
    Run the following command
    makecert -r -pe -n "" -sky exchange -ss my  c:\certificate.cer
    3. Open IIS and bind the certificate to the site
    open iis manager - click on the site on the left pane - click on bindings on the right and edit the bindings for 443 - select the certificate you just created from the step above and complete the wizard.
    4. set your server to trust the certificate
    mmc.exe - add remove snapin - certificates - computer - local computer - expand Trusted root - right click certificates and import - point to the certificate file created in the makecert command - complete the wizard.

    For any computers you need to have trust the certificate from your site, they will have to repeat step 4

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