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/.

References

Step by step instructions to setup – http://www.visualwin.com/SelfSSL/

Download resource kit from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?DisplayLang=en&id=17275

Book related to resource kit – http://www.addall.com/New/BestSeller.cgi?isbn=0735614202&dispCurr=USD

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