Generate an Internet Server Certificate (IIS)

Generate an Internet Server Certificate for IIS 7 (Windows)

Follow the steps below to generate an Internet Server Certificate for IIS 7 (Windows 7, 2008 R2) or IIS 8 (Windows 8, 10, 2012).

  1. Request and install the Internet Server Certificate
    Note: This step assumes you have already installed IIS on your system. For additional information or if you have not already completed the installation of IIS, please refer to the topic Product Setup before continuing.
    Navigate to the IIS instructions below using the links for your specific version of Windows:
    OS Version Instructions
    Windows 7, 2008 R2 Configuring Internet Server Certificates (IIS 7) and Web Server (IIS) Support for Application Server
    Windows 8, 10, 2012 IIS 8.0 Centralized SSL Certificate Support

    After you have successfully generated and installed your signed Internet Server Certificate, as well as restarted IIS, go to the following URL to test your SSL setup:

    https://your-host-name/
  2. (Optional) Generate a Self-Signed Certificate
    At this point, you may need to generate a self-signed certificate because:
    • You don't plan on having your certificate signed by a CA.
    • Or you wish to test your new SSL implementation while the CA is signing your certificate.

    To create and install an IIS self-signed testing certificate, navigate to the following: Create a Self-Signed Server Certificate in IIS 7.

    When complete, you can test your self-signed certificate by going to the following URL:

    https://localhost/