Hello every one , in this video I will show you how can convert your certificate and key file to pfx format and also how to import that pfx in IIS webserver . as you know import pfx ssl certificate is easiest way to import in IIS.
Acquire an SSL Certificate:
- You can obtain an SSL certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) or through a third-party provider.
- Alternatively, you can create a self-signed certificate for testing purposes, but it won’t be trusted by browsers.
2. Generate a PFX File:
- Once you have the SSL certificate, you need to generate a PFX (Personal Information Exchange) file. This file will contain both the certificate and the private key.
Using OpenSSL (for Windows):
- Download and install OpenSSL for Windows if you don’t have it already.
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the OpenSSL bin directory.
- Run the following command to generate a PFX file:
openssl pkcs12 -export -out yourdomain.pfx -inkey yourdomain.key -in yourdomain.crt
yourdomain.crtwith your actual file names.
3. Install the SSL Certificate in IIS:
- Open the IIS Manager:
Win + R, type
inetmgr, and press Enter.
- In the left-hand Connections pane, select your server node.
- In the right-hand Actions pane, click on “Server Certificates.”
For a Self-Signed Certificate:
- Click “Create Self-Signed Certificate” on the right-hand side.
- Follow the wizard, providing a friendly name for the certificate.
For a Commercial Certificate:
- Click “Import” and follow the wizard, selecting the PFX file you generated.
- Enter the PFX password when prompted.
4. Bind the SSL Certificate to a Website:
- In the IIS Manager, expand the Sites node in the Connections pane.
- Select the website you want to secure with HTTPS.
- In the right-hand Actions pane, click on “Bindings.”
- Click “Add” to add a new binding.
- Set the type to “https” and select the SSL certificate you installed earlier.
- Choose an appropriate IP address and port (usually 443).
- Click OK to save the binding.
5. Configure HTTPS in IIS:
- Make sure the URL Rewrite module is installed in IIS. You can download it if needed.
- In your website settings, go to the “SSL Settings.”
- Check the box that says “Require SSL” to force HTTPS.
6. Test the Configuration:
- Open a web browser and enter your site’s URL with “https://” (e.g., https://yourdomain.com).
- Ensure that the connection is secure and that your SSL certificate is valid.
By following these steps, you’ll generate a PFX file, install an SSL certificate in IIS, and configure HTTPS for your website. This will help secure the data transmitted between the client and your web server.