Self signed certificate for IIS – SSL

Posted: September 19, 2011 in ASP.NET, Security, SSL
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IIS 6.0 Resource Kit – contains a utility called SelfSSL.exe for instantly creating and installing a self-signed testing certificate into IIS.  The tool is intended for IIS 6.0, but it works on IIS 5.1 also and it is simple to use.

  • Download IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools
  • Install the resource kit (requires Windows Server 2003, Windows XP)
    From the Windows Start Menu, go to the “\Programs\IIS Resources\SelfSSL” folder and select “SelfSSL”.
  • Instructions will be listed in a command prompt. Type “selfssl” to run the program.
  • Type “y” to confirm overriding/installing the certificate on the given site.
  • Test that it worked by visiting https://localhost/.


Step by step instructions to setup –

Download resource kit from

Book related to resource kit –


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