Part 6 – Download the Issued certificate

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_thumb24_thumb_thumb Go back to CertSrv website and choose View the status of a pending request.
image_thumb25_thumb_thumb Click Saved-request…..
image_thumb26_thumb_thumb Click Download certificate and store it for example on your Desktop.
image_thumb28_thumb_thumb Select the SSLWebSite in the inetmgr and choose properties.
image_thumb29_thumb_thumb Select the Directory Security tab.

Click Server Certificate

image_thumb30_thumb_thumb Click Next
image_thumb31_thumb_thumb Click Next
image_thumb32_thumb_thumb Select the .cer file save on your Desktop

Click Next

image_thumb33_thumb_thumb Click Next
image_thumb34_thumb_thumb Click Next
image_thumb35_thumb_thumb Click Finish
image_thumb36_thumb_thumb As you can see on the properties window the certificate is installed on the website and you can view the details with the View Certificate button.
image_thumb37_thumb_thumb You can see that it is Issued to locsp.locrdw.tld (the common name) and that it is Issued by locspca (the name of the CA).
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6 Responses to Part 6 – Download the Issued certificate

  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

  5. Pingback: Part 5 – Certificate processing by the CA | .NET Software Development

  6. Pingback: Part 7 – Create a virtual folder | .NET Software Development

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