How to install and configure your SSL Certificate on Windows Server 2012 - IIS 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2 - IIS 8.5 (Single Certificate)?

1.       Open the ZIP file containing your certificate. Save the file named your_domain_name.cer to the desktop of the web server you are securing.

2.       From the Start screen, click or search for Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and open it.

3.       Click on the server name.

4.       From the center menu, double-click the "Server Certificates" button in the "IIS" section (it is in the middle of the menu).



5.       From the "Actions" menu (on the right), click on "Complete Certificate Request..." This will open the Complete Certificate Request wizard.


6.       Browse to your_domain_name.cer file that was provided to you by GlobalSign. Now you will need to enter an easy name, which will not be a part of the SSL certificate, but will be used by the server administrator for distinguishing the certificate easily. Choose to place the new certificate in the Personal certificate store.

7.       Clicking on "OK" will install the certificate on the server.

8.       Once the SSL Certificate has been successfully installed on the server, you will need to assign that certificate to the appropriate website using IIS.

9.       From the "Connections" menu in the main Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window, select the name of the server to which the certificate was installed.

10.   Under "Sites," select the site to be secured with SSL.

11.   From the "Actions" menu (on the right), click on "Bindings..." This will open the "Site Bindings" window.

12.   In the "Site Bindings" window, click "Add..." This will open the "Add Site Binding" window.


13.   Under "Type" choose https. The IP address should be the IP address of the site or All Unassigned, and the port over which traffic will be secured by SSL is usually 443. The "SSL Certificate" field should specify the certificate that was installed in step 7.


14.   Click on "OK."


15.   Your SSL certificate is now installed, and the website is configured to accept secure connections.


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