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Generating a Certificate Signing Request or CSR Topics

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CSR for Microsoft® IIS 7.x

Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using Microsoft® IIS 7.x

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

  1. Click the 'Start' menu. Select 'Administrative Tools', then 'Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager'.
  2. Click the server name.
  3. In the menu, click the 'Server Certificates' button in the 'Security' section.

  1. On the right-hand-side, click the 'Create Certificate Request...' Action. This will begin the Request Certificate Wizard.

  1. Fill out your information. The Common name is where you should enter the fully qualified domain name of the website you require the certificate for. For wildcard certificates, this is in the format *.mydomain.com. Click 'Next'.

  1. Leave the 'Cryptographic service provider' as default. The 'Bit length' can be changed, we require a minimum of 2048-bit. Click 'Next'.

  1. Choose a path and filename to save the CSR. Click 'Finish'.

  1. Your CSR is now generated. Open the 'certreq.txt' file with a text-editor and copy and paste the contents into the enrollment form when requested.