This article will guide you through the ordering process to set up a EuropeanSSL certificate on an IIS7 (Windows Server 2008). The new version brings big changes in the management of SSL certificates. Especially with regard to the creation of certificates, which has become much easier with this version.
In addition to the already known options to order and install SSL certificates, the IIS7 also includes the following:
The first step starts already before the actual order, with the creation of a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). On the IIS7 this is very simple:
Common Name: the host name for which you need a certificate.
Organization: The name of your company. Please enter the exact name including the type of company ( GmbH, AG, etc.. ).
Organizational Unit: The department that manages and sets up the certificate.
City / Locality: Please enter the location of the company.
State / Province: Enter the state here.
Country / Region: Please enter the country code here.
You can now use the CSR you just created to order your EuropeanSSL certificate on our website https://secure.europeanssl.eu/en. After issuing the certificate, you will receive a zip file from us by e-mail containing the actual certificate (.crt file) and the required certificate chain (.ca file). You will then need these two files when installing the certificate on your web server.
Now the installation of your acquired certificate on your web server takes place.
IMPORTANT: Please note that it is generally not possible to use our CSR generator (https://secure.europeanssl.eu/en/info/generator) in conjunction with the IIS webserver, as it only accepts certificates for which the CSR was generated on the server itself. If the server does not accept the CSR and certificate, you can reissue them as described above.
The installation of the supplied intermediate certificates (.ca file) is important. If this certificate is not installed, the certificate chain is not closed and the browser does not classify your website as trustworthy.
You can check whether the installation of the certificate has worked as desired by simply calling up the website with https instead of http as usual. The SSL-Checker on our website https://secure.europeanssl.eu/en/info/verifycrt offers you a more detailed check.
In case you have any question or experienced any problem, please do not hesitate to contact our support (firstname.lastname@example.org)