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Install SSL Certificate IIS 6

Download and copy your certificate files to your server

Download your SSL certificate and support files by clicking on the download link in your fulfillment email or from your GeoCerts SSL Manager account. Download the PKCS#7 formatted version of your certificate.

  1. Rename the file your_domain_com.p7b to your_domain_com.cer

Install the PKCS#7 Certificate File

  1. In IIS Manager, double-click the local computer, and then double-click the Web Sites folder.
  2. Right-click the Web site for which you want to install the SSL certificate on and then click Properties. By default it will be Default Web Site, yours may be different.

    Select Default Web Site
  3. Select the Directory Security tab and click Server Certificate in the Secure communications section.
  4. Click Next in the Welcome to the Web Server Certificate Wizard window.
  5. Select Process the pending request and install the certificate, Click Next.
  6. Browse to locate the PKCS#7 file (your_domain_com.cer) when prompted to locate your web server certificate. Click Next.
  7. Verify SSL Port 443 in the SSL Port dialog box.
  8. Review the Certificate Summary screen and ensure that you are processing the correct certificate. Click Next.
  9. Click Finish to complete the IIS Certificate Wizard.
  10. Again, Right-click on the site in IIS and click Properties.
  11. Select the Web Site tab. In the Web Site Identification section make sure that your site has an IP address (or all unassigned) and that the SSL port is 443. Click OK.

    Set SSL Port to 443

Verify Installation

New To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use our Certificate Installation Checker.

Test your SSL certificate by using a browser to connect to your server. Use the https protocol directive. For example, if your SSL was issued to secure.mysite.com, enter https://secure.mysite.com into your browser.

Your browser's padlock icon Browser padlock will be displayed in the locked position if your certificate is installed correctly and the server is properly configured for SSL.

For IIS SSL troubleshooting, Microsoft has designed a tool - SSL Diagnostics - to aid in quickly identifying configuration problems in the IIS metabase, certificates, or certificate stores.

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