If you want to secure your information interchange when accessing your applications and data over a remote computer over a network, you need to install an SSL Certificate for your RemoteApps. Because accessing data and applications is a sensitive process, you need to make sure that the information interchange is secured so no third parties can intercept with transaction. If you want to know how to get an SSL certificate for RemoteApps, here are some simple instructions.
How to Get a SSL Certificate for RemoteApps
The first thing that you need to do to get an SSL Certificate for your RemoteApp is to request a CSR so that you can go to your certificate authority and get your SSL Certificate. You can request for a CSR through the following process:
- Click the ‘Start’ menu then find the ‘Administrative Tools’.
- After you have found ‘Administrative Tools’, press on ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ then click on the name of your server.
- Select ‘Server Certificates’.
- Press the ‘Create Certificate Request’ on the right column.
- Provide all the necessary information needed then hit ‘Next’.
- Enhance the Bit length to 2048 bit or higher.
- Click ‘Next’.
- Provide the location where you can save your CSR file then press ‘Finish’.
After you have generated your CSR, you have to go to your certificate authority to submit your file and get your SSL Certificate. After you have the SSL Certificate, you can now follow steps 1-3 (above) then follow these additional steps stated below:
- In the ‘Actions’ column on the right (of ‘Server Certificates’), press ‘Complete Request’.
- Now, upload the SSL Certificate file that you have received from your chosen certificate authority.
- Provide a friendly name for your certificate so that you can easily locate it in the future. Click ‘OK’.
- You should now see the uploaded SSL Certificate.
How to Bind Your SSL Certificate to Your Website
- Select the website that you want to bind with your certificate from the left column then click on the ‘Bindings’ on the ‘Actions’ column on the left.
- Click ‘Add’ then select the certificate that you want to bind to your website.
- Once you see the binding for port 443 listed, click ‘Close’.
Install your Intermediate Certificates
To make sure that your visitors will not see an error message stating that your certificate is not safe or trusted, you should install the intermediate certificates that come with your SSL Certificate. You can do this by following these steps:
- Double click the certificate from your certificate folder.
- Hit the ‘Install Certificate’ button to start the Certificate Import Wizard. Hit ‘Next’.
- Choose ‘Place all certificates in the following store’ then select the ‘Show Physical Stores’ then choose the ‘Local Computer Folder’ from ‘Intermediate Certification Authorities’. Once you have done that, click ‘OK’, ‘Next’ then ‘Finish’.
- You can restart your server to make sure that the changes will be applied. Once the intermediate certificate has been installed, you can now test browsing your website via HTTPS as a replacement for HTTP.