Self Signed Certificates

Posted on 2014-07-16
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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!

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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 "CN=sitename.domain.com" -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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