How To Set Up A Certificate Authority In 10 Minutes

, March 28, 2012 Having a company owned certificate authority makes managing your network devices simpler and more secure. There is nothing inherently wrong with self-signed certs, but you can do better. You can build a CA issue your first certificate in about 10 minutes. Here is how to do it.
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Finally, we will import the signed certificate we just downloaded. Back in IIS Manager on your Certificate Services web server,go to IIS-> Default Web Site->Properties->Server Certificate->Process the pending request. Find the certificate you just downloaded, when asked what SSL port to use, enter 443, and review the certificate. If it all checks out, finish the installation.

You have just enabled SSL for your certificate services web site.


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