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How to Generate a CSR for Microsoft IIS

The following instructions will guide you through the CSR generation process on Microsoft IIS web server.

Step 1 – Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

  • Click Start, Control Panel, System and Security, Administrative Tools, and then select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

Step 2 – Select the server where you want to generate the certificate

  • In the left Connections menu, select the server name (host) where you want to generate the request.

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Step 3 –  Navigate to Server Certificates

  • In the center menu, click the Server Certificates icon under the Security section near the bottom.

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Step 4– Select Create a New Certificate

  • In the right Actions menu, click Create Certificate Request.

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Step 5 – Enter your CSR details

  • In the Distinguished Name Properties window, enter in the required CSR details and then click Next.

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Step 6 – Select a cryptographic service provider and bit length

  • In the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties window, select Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider and Bit Length of 2048, then click Next.

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Step 7 –  Save the CSR

  • Click Browse to specify the location where you want to save the CSR as a “.txt” file and click Finish.

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Updated on August 31, 2023

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