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Install SSL in Windows Server 2012 IIS 8

Step 1: Install the SSL Certificate

  1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. From the left menu, click the corresponding server name
  3. In the Features pane (middle pane), under Security, double-click Server Certificates
  4. From the Actions pane (right pane), select Complete Certificate Request
  5. Provide the location of the certificate file and a friendly name
  6. Be sure that the Personal store is selected, then click OK

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Note: The Friendly Name is a reference name for quick identification of the certificate for the Administrator

Step 2: Bind 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

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

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  7. From the SSL Certificate drop down, select the friendly name for the SSL certificate that was used during installation

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  9. Click OK

Note: If there is an https binding, select it and click Edit

Step 3: Verify certificate installation

  • To verify the SSL certificate installation, use the Installation Checker
  • In some rare cases, a restart of IIS or a reboot of the server may be necessary in order for the changes to take affect.
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