The best way to Replace SSL certificate in IIS 7

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How to replace or renew the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate in Internet Information Service (IIS) 7

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The best way to Replace SSL certificate in IIS 7


By following the given steps, you will be able to replace your SSL certificate in IIS 7:

  1. You have to Open the IIS Manager by navigating to  Start> Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Under the Connections menu, click on your server’s Hostname.
  3. In the center window pane, you have to scroll down to Server’s Certificate and double-click on it.
  4. Click  on Certificates > Expiring Certificates.
  5. Check the expiry and then if it exists create a renewal certificate by adding on your CSR.
  6. Once the certificate is created, save it on the IIS server from that CSR request was generated from.
  7. Open the IIS Manager, navigate to Server’s Name and left-click. Now open the Server’s Certificate in the center window pane.
  8. Now Complete Certificate Request under the Action menu.
  9. Left-click to visit the .CER certificate file that you created, and give the certificate a Friendly/Proper Name to help you remember the certificate in the future and click Ok

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