How Install SSL ? – Before We Get Into The Topic, Let’s Learn Some Basic Of This Topic
How to Install an SSL Certificate?
Installing an SSL Certificate in Internet Information Services is covered in detail in this article (IIS). If this isn’t the answer you’re searching for, try using the search box above to hunt for it.
Enter the hostname in the following box and click “Check SSL” to quickly see if you installed the SSL Certificate correctly. Our SSL Checker will display the certificate that is currently installed and alert you to any SSL installation issues.
1.To obtain your issued Certificate, log into your GCC account.
2.Navigate to the location where you want your SSL Certificate to be saved.
3.Make a notepad using the Certificate’s PEM format, as seen below.
4.It should be named after something memorable or after the name of your website ( Save it as a .cer file).
Note: Make sure you select ‘All Files’ as the Save As Type.
5.Select Server from the IIS Manager menu.
6.Then select Server Certificates from the drop-down menu.
To finish your certificate request, go to Complete Certificate Request. Note that you must choose your SSL Certificate.
Give it a friendly name now (you can place a date at the end to make it easier to adjust in the future ex. 01-12-20)
7.Keep it as Personal where it says to choose Certificate storage (You will see your Server Certificate)
8.Now, either browse for Bindings or click on the site and select Bindings from the right-hand menu.
9.Select Add from the drop-down menu. Select the following options in the Add Site Binding window:
10.Look for your friend’s name under SSL Certificate.
11.Then press Ok, then Close. Following that, restart your computer.
12.Your Certificate has been installed successfully.
13.If you’re using Chrome, you can check by pressing F12 to View Certificate.
What is an Intermediate certificate and how do I install it?
A chain or intermediate certificate is any certificate that exists between your certificate and the root certificate. These must be deployed with the principal certificate for your website on the webserver so that users’ browsers may associate your certificate with a trusted authority. For security reasons, most certificate authorities use intermediate certificates, which are supported by most web servers and devices. To find out more about Intermediate certificates and why most providers demand them for SSL Certificate installation, see Extinction of Unchained SSL Certificates.
How do I install a wildcard certificate?
A wildcard certificate is installed the same way that a standard certificate is installed. The only change is the * character in the common name column. Nothing extra is needed to install the certificate on the server.
What is reissuing a certificate?
You must reissue a certificate if you need to establish a new one based on a new private key. By reissuing the certificate, you can install it on a new server without having to move your private key, or replace it if your private key is lost or stolen. Although most certificate authorities provide free reissues, some are more accommodating than others. You will only need to produce a new CSR, reissue it with your certificate provider, then install the new certificate to reissue your certificate.
Do I have to buy a new certificate if my server crashes?
No, it’s not true. If you lose your existing private key, most certificate authorities will allow you to reissue the certificate with a new one. Even so, backing up your certificate and the private key is a smart idea.
How do I backup my private key?
Your digital certificate is meaningless without your private key. Once a private key is lost, it cannot be recovered. The certificate authority that issues the certificate never sees your private key, so if you misplace it, they can’t help you. You can produce a new private key and reissue the certificate if you lose your private key. Using our SSL certificate backup service, you may protect your SSL certificate.