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How to Install SSL on Windows Server

Step 1: Login into your server using RDP using Administrator login details.

Step 2: Open Information Services (IIS) Manager

Step 3: Select the required server and open the “Server Certificates” option.

Step 4: On the right hand side options, click on the “Create Certificate Request” button.

Step 5: Enter all the required information for the CSR and then click on Next.

Step 6: Choose a bit length of 2048 and go to Step 7.

Step 7: Choose the location where you want to save your CSR and click “Finish.”

A CSR TXT file has been generated. 

Step 8: Download the validation file from the SSL panel.

Step 9: After getting the validation file,

9.1: Submit that file to the given location:- C:\inetpub\wwwroot  and create a folder with the name “.well known.” as shown in the figure. (ignore and just open if it’s already present)

9.2: Now, create the folder on pki-validation in “.well-known”.

9.3: Submit the validation file in the pki-validation file.

9.4: Open the link attached in the mail and verify that it is working or not.

Step 10: Download the certificate from the SSL panel.

Step 11: After receiving the certificate, submit the SSL certificate.

completion of the certificate.

11.1: Open the IIS and Server Manager and click on the Complete Certificate Request.

11.2: Add the certificate and fill in all the details, then click on “OK” to complete the request.

11.3: The Certificate has been completely submitted.

Step 12: Bind the certificate and add domains.

12.1: Open bindings options in default web sites as shown in the below screenshot.

12.2: After opening the bindings , click on “add” to add the domains for the SSL.

12.3: Choose Type, IP, port and SSL certificate and then click on OK.

SSL has been successfully installed on the domain, please verify through the URL.

Thank you.

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