Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Instructions - Microsoft IIS 7.0

General Information ID:    INFO885    Updated:    06/23/2017


GeoTrust now offers the GeoTrust SSL Assistant to make it easy to generate a CSR and install an SSL Certificate for Microsoft IIS 7 / 7.5 & 8 / 8.5 servers running .NET 4.5 or higher.

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To generate a CSR for Microsoft IIS 7.0, perform the following steps:
  1. Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. In the IIS Manager, choose your server name
  3. In the Features pane (the middle pane), double-click the Server Certificates option located under the Security heading.

  4. To begin the process of requesting a new certificate, from the Actions pane, choose the Create Certificate Request option.

  5. The first screen of the wizard asks for details regarding the new site. The common name should match the fully-qualified domain name for the site. Otherwise, provide information about your site, making sure to spell out the name of your state and locality.

  6. Click Next to continue.
  7. Select the cryptography options. The default, Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptography Provider is preferred.
    Ensure to select a bit length of 2048

  8. Click Next to continue.
  9. Provide a filename for the certificate request. The contents of this file will be required in order to complete the enrollment. 

  10. Go to the GeoTrust enrollment page
  11. To copy and paste the information into the enrollment form, open the file in a text editor that does not add extra characters (Notepad or Vi are recommended).

Once the certificate has been issued, follow the steps from this link to install the certificate on your server: SO15284

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