How to Install SSL certificate on windows server

How to Install SSL Certificate on  windows server 2012

Picking up your SSL Certificate

1. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected IIS you will receive a pkcs#7/.p7b version of your certificate within the email. Alternatively, you can access your Certificate User Portal by the supplied link in the email to pick up the pkcs#7 version of your certificate.

2. 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 .p7b (When performing this on a Windows system the Icon of the file should change into a certificate icon)

Installing your SSL certificate

1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

2. From the left menu, Click the server name.

3. In the middle pane, under Security, double-click Server Certificates.


4. From the right Actions pane, select Complete Certificate Request.


5. Click on the button, navigate, and select the location of your new certificate file. (change the file type you are searching for to all .p7b as the default type may be .cer)
6. Specify a friendly name for quick identification of your new certificate.
7. In the Select, a certificate store, make sure that Web Hosting is selected from the drop-down.

8. Note: You may receive an error when the system is performing the installation. This is typical of a glitch with the IIS 7 to IIS 8 series.

    1. Click Ok to acknowledge the error message, and Cancel out of the Complete Certificate Request Wizard.

    2. Hit F5 on your keyboard to refresh the IIS console. Your new certificate should appear in the Middle pane under Server Certificates. It might be missing a friendly name. If you see the new certificate on this page it means that the installation was successful.

{Note: If your certificate still does not appear then either the CSR request was never created on this system, or your private key was damaged. You will have to generate a new CSR request and perform a reissue of the certificate.}

Assign and Bind the SSL certificate to your website :

1. Browse to your server name > Sites > Your SSL-based site.
2. In the Actions pane, click Bindings. 
IIS 8 Bindings

3. In the Site Bindings window. If there is no existing https binding, choose to Add and change the Type from HTTP to HTTPS.