Microsoft IIS 10.0 – Creating an SSL certificate

How to manage remote IIS on Windows Server 2019

In this recipe, we are going to open IIS Manager WIN2016IIS and create an SSL certificate on the local server WIN2016IIS.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need a running IIS 10.0 server and an administrator account, which will be used to make changes in IIS 10.0.

How to do it…

  1. Go to WIN2016IIS and log in to the IIS 10.0 server. Open the Server Manager, and go to the Tools menu.
  2. Open IIS Manager and click on WIN2016IIS, as shown here:
  1. Go to the Actions pane and click on Create Self-Signed Certificate. We are using this only for testing purposes. This local server certificate is not valid for the internet. Now the Create Self-Signed Certificate window will open, as shown here:
  1. Here you can type a friendly name that you can use to easily identify the certificate. You can select the Personal or Web Hosting certificate store type; we’ll select Personal. Click on OK. Now the certificate has been created, as shown here:

How it works…

In this recipe, we opened IIS Manager on WIN2016IIS. We also created an SSL self-signed certificate on WIN2016IIS with the Personal option.

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