IIS cert


Could you please explain me how I can  raise a cert for a IIS site? in normal conditions you raise CSR first on the hosting server  and then provider issue you with a certificiciate,

but in my scnerio site is accessible via our F5 LTM but site is hosted at a cloud provider. site name is xx.mydomain.co.uk

How can I raise a IIS cert for this site?  do we have to have CSR raised? I believe there is a way without need a CSR?

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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:

You will still need to generate SSL certificate for your site, this you will upload to F5 to be handled there instead of configure IIS top handle it.

Login to F5 -> Go to Local Traffic -> SSL Certificate List -> Import,

kuzumAuthor Commented:
thanks but question is where do I need to generate CSR first?  does SSL cert need CSR raised first at all the time or is there any way of creating cert by just proving domain details instead in the cert?

for example, I used a cert that only had my domain's DNS server details in it and used it on a server that I needed to and worked fine ( cert was created by our security team)

installing on F5 is not my job and I believe that part is easy as you described.
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
I see, you have to generate your certificate from the application just as would do normally. Also, ensure that this is signed appropriately as well.

Check the link below for more

<a href="http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2013/09/f5-https-ssl-load-balance/">Click here</a>

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kuzumAuthor Commented:
HI Emmanuel,

thanks for your time, as I did not deal with this one before, I am not telling 100% correct scnerio.

I've been told to use any IIS server instance to generate one and then send it to third party provider.

So I believe workaround is in IIS!  hope this makes more sense?
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Yes you have to generate your certificate from IIS Server
kuzumAuthor Commented:
so basically, the answer is you can generate your CSR from any of you IIS server and it does not matter where the site is hosted? I mean your domain or external cloud provder..

all I need to have is simple CSR raised with my domain details and get cert created and send it to relevant hosting company. Does it sound right?
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
yes, you are absolutely right.

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