If you are using Active Directory, you can use the Microsoft Certificate Services to generate an SSL certificate suitable for use in an office environment. This page will show you how to request a certificate from the Microsoft Certificate Services for use in a web server.

To issue a certificate for a web server, make sure you have all of the items below.

CertSrv Welcome1. Launch Internet Explorer and connect to your Certificate Services server. The URL is http://server/certsrv, replace server with the name of your server. Next, click Request a certificate.
CertSrv Request2. In the Request a Certificate page, click submit an advanced certificate request.
CertSrv Advanced Request3. In the Advanced Certificate Request page, click Submit a certificate request by using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKCS #10 file or submit a renewal request by using a base-64-encoded PKCS#7 file.
CertSrv Submit Request4. In the Submit a Certificate Request or Renewal Request page, paste the content of the request file into the Base-64-encoded certificate request box. Select Web Server in the Certificate Template and click Submit.
CertSrv Finish5. In the Certificate Issued page, select Base 64 encoded and click Download certificate.

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Posted on 8/18/2008 and last updated on 11/6/2009
Filed under Active Directory , SSL/TLS