Install GoDaddy SSL Certificate IIS 7

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Install GoDaddy SSL Certificate IIS 7

To install GoDaddy SSL Certificate IIS 7, you must download the certificate files first from your GoDaddy account then keep it somewhere safe. After that, you should install the intermediate certificate first before installing the SSL Certificate on Windows IIS 7.

Installing SSL Certificates on Windows IIS 7

Follow the guideline below to install your SSL Certificate on Windows IIS 7:

  • Install the intermediate certificate on Windows IIS 7 first.

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To install your intermediate certificate on Windows IIS 7, click ‘Start’ then hit on ‘Run’. Type in mmc and click ‘File’ on Console 1. One the menu, click on the ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’ option.

Once the ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’ window appears, hit the ‘Certificates’ option and click ‘Add’. You will be shown the ‘Certificates Snap-in’ window; look for ‘Computer Account’, select it then hit ‘Next’.

Choose ‘Local Computer’ on the ‘Computer Account’ window then click on ‘Finish’. When you are back on the ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’ window, click ‘Ok’. You will be brought back to the ‘Console 1’ window. Look for the ‘+’ sign and click it to expand the folder.

Find the ‘Intermediate Certification Authorities’ and right-click on it. Hover on ‘All Tasks’ and choose ‘Import’ from the menu. Click ‘Next’ on the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’ window. Browse your intermediate certificate by hitting on ‘Browse’. Filter the search on the ‘Open’ window by typing PKCS #7 Certificates (*.spc;*.p7b). find the _iis_intermediates.p7b file then hit the ‘Open’ button.

Once you are back on the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’ window, hit ‘Next’. Choose ‘Place all certificates in the following store’. Browse for your intermediate certificate on the ‘Select Certificate Store’ window then choose ‘Intermediate Certification Authorities’ before hitting ‘Ok’.

You will be back on the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’ window. Just click ‘Next’ then ‘Finish’. Then, hit ‘Ok’. You can now close the ‘Console 1’ window but make sure to click ‘No’ to that the console settings will be removed.

  • Install the SSL Certificate on Windows IIS 7

Now, it’s time to install your GoDaddy SSL Certificate on Windows IIS 7. Click on ‘Start’ then hover on ‘Administrative Tools’ and choose ‘Internet Services Manager’. When you are in the ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ window, choose your server. Then, double-click on ‘Server Certificates’. You will see the ‘Action’ window; just hit ‘Complete Certificate Request’.

Click on the ellipsis symbol (…) to browse your file then type in ‘.’ on the ‘Open’ window to search for your certificate file. You will see it saved as either .crt, .cer or .txt. Once you have chosen the file and clicked on ‘Open’, provide a Friendly Name for your corticated file then hit ‘Ok’.

Go to the ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ window then select your site by clicking on the ‘+’ sign on ‘Sites’. Click o ‘Bindings…’ the click ‘Add’. Once you’re on the ‘Add Site Binding’ window, choose:

    • Type : https
    • IP Address: All Unassigned
    • Port: 443
    • SSL Certificate: *your certificate

Click ‘Ok’ then close the ‘Add Site Binding’ window as well as the ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ window and you’re done.

If you have never purchased a certificate before, you must learn how to create a Certificate Signing Request, and submit it to GoDaddy.

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