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.
1. 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
2. In the Request a Certificate
page, click submit an advanced certificate request
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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