Part 4 – Send the request to the Certification Authority

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#.

image_thumb[13] Go to the inetmgr; right click the CertSrv virtual folder below the Default Website and choose Browse.
image_thumb[14] Click Request a certificate
image_thumb[15] Click advanced certificate request
image_thumb[16] Click Submit a certificate request by…
image_thumb[17] Open the certnew.cer in C:\ (with notepad),  select all text and copy it to the clipboard.
image_thumb[18] Past it into the textbox below saved request.

Click Submit

image_thumb[19] The certificate request is now pending. It is not processed immediately because we have a “Standalone root CA”; there is no AD integration so a CA Administrator has to verify the certificate request manually.
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5 Responses to Part 4 – Send the request to the Certification Authority

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