Create Your CSR in IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008

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Create Your CSR in IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008

  1. From the Windows Start menu, find Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and open it (click Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager).
  2. In the Connections pane, locate and click the server.
  3. In the server Home page (center pane) under the IIS section, double-click Server Certificates.

    IIS 7 Security Certificates
  4. In the Actions menu (right pane), click Create Certificate Request.

    IIS 7 Create Certificate Request
  5. In the Request Certificate wizard, on the Distinguished Name Properties page, provide the information specified below and then click Next.

    Common name:The fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) (e.g., www.example.com).
    Organization:Your company’s legally registered name (e.g., YourCompany, Inc.).
    Organizational unit:The name of your department within the organization. This entry will usually be listed as "IT", "Web Security", or is simply left blank.
    City/locality:The city where your company is legally located.
    State/province:The state/province where your company is legally located.
    Country/region:The country/region where your company is legally located. Use the drop-down list to select your country.
    IIS 7 Distinguished Name Properties
  6. On the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties page, provide the information specified below and then click Next.

    Cryptographic service provider:In the drop-down list, select Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider (unless you have a specific cryptographic provider).
    Bit length:In the drop-down list, select 2048 (unless you have a specific reason for using a larger bit length).
    IIS 7 Cryptographic Service Provider Properties
  7. On the File Name page, under Specify a file name for the certificate request, click the button to specify a save location for your CSR.

    Note: Remember the filename and save location of your CSR file. If you enter a filename without specifying a location, your CSR will be saved to C:\Windows\System32.
    IIS 7 CSR Pending Request Filename
  8. When you are done, click Finish.
  9. Open the CSR file using a text editor (such as Notepad), then copy the text (including the -----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and -----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- tags) and paste it into the order form.

    IIS 7 Add CSR Details
  10. After you receive your SSL certificate, you can install it.


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