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In order to provide secure communications (SSL/TLS) in Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, a server certificate is required on the site you want to provide the service on.
Before the following steps can be completed, you must first generate a certificate request, and then send it to an online authority (certificate authority). If you have not done this, perform the steps in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
228821When you receive your response file from the online authority, you will need to install this on the Web server.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/228821/EN-US/ )Generating a Certificate Request File Using Certificate Wizard in IIS 5.0
NOTE: The response file contains your public key that has been signed by the authority. A client can successfully connect to the site without trusting the authority who issued the server certificate. However, if the client does not trust the authority, a security prompt that says "The security certificate was issued by a company you have not chosen to trust. View the certificate to determine whether you want to trust the certifying authority." appears each time the client connects. The client is given the option to continue or view the certificate at this point.
To install the response file, follow these steps:
Article ID: 228836 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 1.2