SSL Install - IIS 5 and IIS 6

Here are some brief instructions on how to get a SSL certificate and install it on Microsoft IIS 5 and IIS 6 servers.

Create CSR

  • Open Administrative Tools -> IIS
  • Select website CSR is for and right click to open its properties
  • Select Directory Security -> Server certificate
  • Create a new certificate -> Next
  • Prepare the request now -> Next
  • Name the Certificate and select 2048 for bit length
  • Fill in Organization with Company Name
  • Fill in Organizational Unit with the department
  • Fill in the Common name with your domain name
  • Enter your Country, State and City
  • Enter a certificate request file name ie. certreq.txt
  • Give the CA your CSR

Once the Certificate Authority (CA) has processed your CSR it will provide you with a certificate you need to install.

Install SSL Certificate

  • Open Administrative Tools -> IIS
  • Select the website the Certificate is for - right click for properties
  • Select Directory Security -> Server certificate
  • Process the pending requests -> Next
  • Browse to the certificate file and install
  • Stop and start the website