|This solution contains two Methods to install your SSL Certificate:
Method 1: Installing the certificate received via e-mail.
Method 2 (recommended): Installing the certificate downloaded from the Symantec Trust Center account.
Copy the SSL certificate and make sure to copy the -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and -----END CERTIFICATE----- header and footer.
Ensure there are no white spaces, extra line breaks or additional characters.
Use a plain text editor such as Notepad, paste the content of the certificate and save it with extension .txt
NOTE: If you selected Microsoft IIS 5.0 or above during enrollment, continue with the installation from here.
If you are not sure which server software was selected during the enrolment, proceed with Step 2 bellow.
Download the certificate from Symantec Trust Center by following the steps from this link: SO8061.
Make sure you download the certificate in PKCS#7 format and save it with the extension .txt or .p7b.
- Open the Internet Services Manager (IIS):
- Click Start
- Select All Programs
- Select Administrative Tools
- Choose Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
- Under Web Sites, right-click your web site and select Properties.
- Click the Directory Security tab.
- Under Secure Communications, click Server Certificate
- The Web Site Certificate Wizard will open, click Next.
- Choose Process the Pending Request and Install the Certificate, then click Next.
NOTE: The pending request must match the response file. If you deleted the pending request in error you must generate a new CSR and replace this certificate.
- Select the location of the certificate response file, and then click Next.
NOTE: By default the wizard will look for a ".cer" file. Click the drop-down arrow next to File Types, and select All Files. Then Browse to the location where the certificate.p7b file was saved.
- Read the summary screen to be sure that you are processing the correct certificate and then click Next.
- You see a confirmation screen. After you read this information, click Next.
- Be sure to assign your site an SSL port (443 by default).
- Stop and start your Web server prior to any testing.
NOTE: In some cases the changes may not take place after restarting IIS Services and a re-boot is needed.
Step 3: Verify certificate installation
To verify the SSL certificate installation, use the Symantec Installation Checker.
created on the system.