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Generate CSR or Renew Certificate - Internet Information Services (IIS) 7

Generate CSR or Renew Certificate - Internet Information Services (IIS) 7

Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) or Renewing a Certificate in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 and IIS 8

Article Purpose: This article provides step-by-step instructions for generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 and 8. These instructions may also be used for renewing a certificate in IIS 7 and 8. If this is not the solution you are looking for, please search for your solution in the search bar above.

  1. Open IIS .
  2. Click Start.
  3. Select Control Panel Administrative Tools.
  4. Start Internet Services Manager.
  5. Click Server Name.
  6. From the center menu double-click Server Certificates in the Security section.
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  7. Select the Actions menu from the right. Click Create Certificate Request.
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  8. The Request Certificate Wizard will appear. In the Distinguished Name Properties window enter information as prompted. Click Next.
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  9. In the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties window leave both settings at their defaults (Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider and 2048). Click Next.
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  10. Enter a file name and location to save your CSR to. You will need this CSR to enroll for your SSL Certificate.
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  11. Your CSR will now be saved to the location you selected in the file you named. When you request a certificate in the future you will need the information inside the file.

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