How to Install an SSL Certificate in IIS 10

Feb 15, 2024

How to Install an SSL Certificate in IIS 10


This article provides step-by-step instructions for installing an SSL Certificate in Internet Information Services (IIS). If this is not the solution you are looking for, please search for your solution in the search bar above.


You can watch the following video for a tutorial. 


Or, you can follow the step by step guidelines below.


Note: This guidelines applies to version 7 and upwards.


  1. Log into your GCC Account to get your issued Certificate.
  2. Copy the PEM Format of your Certificate ( from ----- Begin Certicate---- Up to ----End Certicate ------).

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  3. Go to the location where you want to save your SSL Certificate.

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  4. Create a notepad with the PEM format of the Certificate as shown below.

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  5. Name it with something memorable or the name of your website ( Save it as a .cer file).
    Note: Make sure you choose the Save as Type as 'All Files'.

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  6. On IIS Manager, select Server​​​​​​​.

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  7. Then, go to Server Certificates.

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  8. Go to Complete Certificate Request. Note: You need to select your SSL Certificate.
    Now, give it a Friendly Name (you can place a date at the end to make it easier to adjust in the future ex. 01-12-20)

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  9. Where it states to select a Certificate store, keep it as Personal (You will see your Server Certificate)

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  10. Now, look for Bindings or you can click on the site and choose Bindings in the right side Menu.

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  11. Click Add. On the Add Site Binding window, choose the following options:
    • Type: "https"
    • IP Address: "All Unassigned"
    • Port: "443"
    • ​​​​​​​Host name: "Your Certificate Name / Website Name"

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      Under SSL Certificate, look for your friendly name.

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      Hit Ok, then Close. Restart​​​​​​​ your computer afterwards.
  12. Your Certificate has been successfully installed.
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To check, you can click F12 to View Certificate, if you are using Chrome.

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