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This article will help you to create SSL certificate request IIS 7 in Windows 2008 Server. Compare to older version creating SSL certificate request in IIS 7 is much easier. No you ca create multiple SSL request for the same serve. You can also create self signed certificate for testing. Follow below steps for raising new SSL certificate request.

Create SSL Certificate Request  IIS 7:

Step 1:

To start IIS (Internet Information Services) Manager run command “inetmgr” or open from Administrative tool menu. ssl-create-request-iis7-1

Step 2:

Click on the name of the server in the Connections tab on the left column. In the feature view double-click the “Server Certificates” and open as below figure. ssl-create-request-iis7-2

Step 3:

From the “Actions” on right column click on “Create Certificate Request.” This will open the Create Certificate Request wizard which will help you to complete rest of thesteps.ssl-create-request-iis7-3

Step 4:

Enter all of the following information about your organization, location and the site name you are protecting and then click Next. In last of this article instruction about the filling this form is given.


Step 5:

Click the next button enter a location and filename where you want to save the CSR file.


You can change the bit length here  as per the requirement. Click Finish.


Once you have generated a CSS request file you can use it to order the certificate from a certificate authority or you company certificate admin. SSL admin will provide you the SSL certificate for your SSL certificate request.

Useful Information:

Common Name: The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your server. Make sure that this exactly match with your website/domain name otherwise you will receive a name mismatch error SSL error.
Organization: The legal name of your company. Make sure that you provide correct and full name of the company no abbreviation of the company name.
Organizational Unit: The division of your organization handling the certificate. (Most CAs don’t validate this field).
City/Locality: The city where your company is located.
State/province: The state/region where your company is established. No abbreviation/ short code.
Country/Region: This is the two-letter ISO code for the country where your company is location (example: US for United State).

Read here How to install SSL Certificate to IIS 7 in Windows 2008 Server

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