Installation Instructions for Microsoft IIS 10

Solution ID:    SO29630


This document provides instructions for installing SSL certificate on Internet Information Services (IIS 10). If unable to use these instructions for your server, GeoTrust recommends to contact Microsoft.

  1. Download your certificate from the unique secure link we provide your technical contact via email.
  2. The ZIP file you download contain the SSL and Intermediate CA certificate in PKCS#7 file (i.e. ssl_certificate.p7b).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.
  4. In the Windows start menu, select Windows Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  5. From the left menu, click the corresponding server name
  6. In the Features pane (middle pane), double-click Server Certificates
  7. From the Actions pane (right pane), select Complete Certificate Request

  8. Provide the location of the certificate file and a friendly name.
    Note: The Friendly Name is a reference name for quick identification of the certificate for the Administrator.
  9. Be sure that the Personal store is selected, then click OK

If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, GeoTrust recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or an organization that supports Microsoft server.

Binding SSL certificate to the web site

  1. From the Connections column on the left, expand the Sites folder
  2. Select the appropriate web site.
  3. From the Actions pane on the right, click on Bindings

  4. In the Site Bindings window, If there is no existing https binding, choose Add and change Type from HTTP to HTTPS.

    Note: If there is an https binding, select it and click Edit
  1. From the SSL Certificate drop down, select the friendly name for the SSL certificate that was used during installation.

  2. Click OK

Additional notes:

If you do not specify an IP address when installing the SSL Certificate, the same ID will be used for all virtual servers created on the system. If hosting multiple sites on a single server, you can specify that the ID only be used for a particular server IP address.


Verify certificate installation

Verify your installation with the GeoTrust Installation Checker

For more information, see Microsoft Support website.



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