How to Install SSL Certificate on Microsoft IIS 5 & 6

Steps to Install SSL on Microsoft IIS 5 & 6

Initial Instruction

IIS 6Please check the below checklist before you start the SSL installation

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL issuance Documents required by your certificate authority (For OV & EV SSL)

Step 1: Download and Extract Certificate Files

You certificate authority will send your SSL certificate files (Primary Certificate, Intermediate Certificate & Root Certificate) via email; you need to download that files and save if on your server directory.

Step 2: Installation of Intermediate Certificate

  • Click on start menu and visit Run or press windows + R from your keyboard
  • Now type MMC and press Enter button
  • No in MMC (Microsoft Management Console), click on ‘Add/Remove Snap-in…’ form File menu and then click over Add.
  • Select Certificates & click Add button, then click on Close

Install Intermediate Certificate in MMC

  • Now press OK to close the Add/Remove Snap-in… dialogue.
  • In the certificates option click on + to expand it.
  • Right click on Intermediate Certification Authorities, move your mouse to All Tasks and click on
  • Click on Next then click on Browse, find your intermediate certificate file and then press Next
  • Select Place all certificates in the following store option and click Browse.
  • Select Intermediate Certification Authorities and press OK.
  • Now press Next
  • Certificate information will be displayed, please verify all details; if something went wrong please go back.
  • An alert will be displayed as The Import Was Successful.
  • Now Exit from the Console

Step 3: Installation of Primary Certificate

  • Click on Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  • Press the + button from Web sites
  • Now right click over your website name and click on the Properties

Install Primary SSL Certificate IIS 5 & 6

  • Default Web Site Properties window will be appears, click over Directory Security
  • Now click over Server Certificates & press Next
  • In the IIS Certificate Wizard box select Process the pending request and install the certificate & click over Next
  • Now click over Browse, find the location of your primary certificate and press OK.
  • Press Next
  • Enter the port number & click Next
  • Certificate summery will be display, verify it; if something went wrong start this process again or go back.
  • Click on Finish.

Microsoft IIS 5 and IIS 6 SSL Installation is completed. Restart your server now.

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