Install GoDaddy SSL Certificate IIS 8
When you need to install GoDaddy SSL Certificate IIS 8, you can also download the Window IIS 7 certificate files as this is also compatible for IIS 8. Once you have the certificate files downloaded, you can start the installation and site binding process.
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Installing SSL Certificate on Windows IIS 8
To install your SSL Certificate, you need to install the intermediate certificate file first. Follow the guideline below to do so:
- Install the Intermediate Certificate on Windows IIS 8
To install the intermediate certificate file, click on ‘Start’ then click ‘Run’. Type in mmc then hit ‘Ok’. On ‘Console 1’, click on ‘File’ menu then hit ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’. Choose ‘Certificates’ on the ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’ window then hit ‘Add’.
Now, select ‘Computer Account’ then hit ‘next’. On the ‘Computer Account’ window, choose ‘Local Computer’ then hit ‘Finish’ and ‘Ok’ on the Add/Remove Snap-in’ window.
Once you are back on the ‘Console 1’ window, expand folder by clicking on the ‘+’ sign. Right-click on ‘Intermediate Certification Authorities’ then choose ‘All Tasks’. Hit on ‘Import’.
Hit on ‘Next’ on the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’ window before hitting ‘Next. Look for your certificate file after hitting ‘Browse’. Filter the ‘Open’ window by typing PKCS #7 Certificates (*.spc;*.p7b) then select *_iis_intermediates.p7b. Hit the ‘Open’ button.
On the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’ window, click on ‘Next’ then choose ‘Place all certificates in the following store’ before hitting ‘Browse’. Choose ‘Intermediate Certification Authorities’ then hit ‘Ok’. Back on the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’ window, hit ‘Next’ then ‘Finish’ then ‘Ok’.
Close the ‘Console 1’ window then click on ‘No’.
- Install the SSL Certificate from GoDaddy.
Now, to install the certificate file, launch the ‘Server Manager’ then choose ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ from the ‘Tools’ option. Select the name of the server where you want to generate the CSR from the left panel then scroll down until you find ‘Server Certificates’; click on it.
On the right panel, which is the ‘Actions’ panel, click on ‘Complete Certificate Request…’. After that, browse the file .crt file from your computer by clicking on the ellipsis ‘…’. You should also provide a Friendly Name for your certificate to make it easier for you to locate it in the future.
You should also select the website that you want to bind with your certificate then choose ‘Personal’.
To bind the certificate with your website, select the server that you have installed your GoDaddy SSL Certificate on from the ‘Connections’ panel then click on the ‘+’ sign. Then, choose the website that you want to bind.
On the ‘Actions’ window, choose ‘Bindings…’ then hit on ’Add’. Then, fill up the following:
- Type: https
- IP address: All Unassigned
- Port: Type 443
- SSL Certificate: SSL Certificate you installed
Just click ‘Ok’ after inputting the details below. Hit on ‘Restart’ on the ‘Actions’ window. This will allow the certificate binding to take effect and you should be able to check your website if it is already using the certificate.
Make it a point to back up your files before beginning the installation and binding process to ensure that you can get everything back to normal when you make a mistake during the process.