Generate a CSR on Microsoft IIS 7.0
Thawte now offers the Thawte SSL Assistant to make it easy to generate a CSR and install a certificate for Microsoft IIS 7.0 servers running .NET 2.0 or higher.
For Microsoft WLAN environments the certificate can be requested in IIS and moved to Microsoft IAS.
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To generate a CSR for Microsoft IIS 7.0, perform the following steps:
- Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
- In the IIS Manager, choose your server name
- In the Features pane (the middle pane), double-click the Server Certificates located under the Security heading
- You will notice two default certificates already installed on this server. To begin the process of requesting a new certificate, from the Actions pane, click Create Certificate Request...
- The first screen of the wizard asks for details regarding the new site. The common name should match the fully-qualified domain name for the site. Otherwise, provide information about your site, making sure to spell out the name of your state and locality.
- Click Next to continue
- The next screen of the wizard asks you to choose cryptography options. The default, Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptography Provider is correct. Select 2048 for the bit length.
- Click Next
- Finally, provide a filename to which to save the certificate request. You will need the contents of this file in the next step, so make sure you know where to find it.
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