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Generating a Certificate Signing Request or CSR Topics

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CSR for Microsoft® IIS 4.x

Generating an IIS SSL Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using Microsoft® IIS 4.x

To generate your CSR, you will need to log in to your server and use the following instructions:

  1. Open the MMC (Microsoft® Management Console).
  2. Expand the 'Internet Information Server' and then expand your server name.
  3. Open the 'Properties' of the website you require the CSR for. Do this by right-clicking on the website.
  4. Open 'Directory Security'.
  5. Under the 'Secure Communications' area, choose 'Key manager' and select 'Create a New Key'.
  6. Fill out your information. The following characters are not allowed: ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) ~ ? > < & / \
  7. Click 'Next' until you complete the process. Answer 'Yes' to saving any changes.
  8. Open the CSR file that was created with a text-editor (usually notepad). Copy the contents of the file, from:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

...to...

-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

Paste this information into the enrollment form when requested.