Part 7 – Create a virtual folder

To secure your website you can use SSL and certificates. In this post I will explain in detail how to setup your site to use a certificate, including the details of installing your own Certification Authority. Finally I will show you some C# code to work with certificates.

Part 1 will show you how to install the Certificate Authority on a Windows 2003 machine, part 2 is about creating a new website,
part 3
shows how to request a webserver certificate,
part 4 shows you how to send the request to the Certification Authority,
part 5
shows you how the CA processes the request,
part 6
shows you how to download and install the certificate on the website,
part 7
shows you how to create a virtual folder.
Part 8 shows you how to test ths site together with some coding examples in C#.

I assume that the website with the certificate is created and is called SSLWebSite. Now create a virtual folder that uses the certificate for SSL communication.

image_thumb[38] Start the inetmgr; right click SSLWebSite choose new; choose Virtual Directory.
image_thumb[40] Click Next
image_thumb[41] Enter the alias SSLSite.

Click Next

image_thumb[42] Create a folder for the virtual directory.

Click Next

image_thumb[43] Check Run scripts (such as ASP)

Click Next

image_thumb[44] Click Finish
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4 Responses to Part 7 – Create a virtual folder

  1. Pingback: Part 1 – Installing a Certificate Authority (CA) | .NET Software Development

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  3. Pingback: Part 4 – Send the request to the Certification Authority | .NET Software Development

  4. Pingback: Part 3 – Request a webserver certificate | .NET Software Development

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