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How do I create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in... ? Microsoft IIS 7

To create your CSR, follow these steps:
  1. Open your 'Internet Services Manager' for IIS-7
    - Normally located in the 'Start' menu, under 'Programs' and 'Administrative Tools'.
  2. Select the server name in the left hand menu
  3. Locate the server certificates icon in the center menu from the security section
  4. Under the Actions menu to the right, select "Create Certificate Request"
  5. When the Request Certificate Wizard appears you will need to enter the following details into the "Distinguished Name Properties";
    • Common Name (the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or the web address for which you plan to use your IIS SSL Certificate (the area of your site you wish customers to connect to using SSL). Please do not include the https://)
    • Organization (Your Company Name)
    • Organizational Unit (Your Department Name)
    • City/Locality
    • State/Province
    • Country/Region
    When finished, click ‘Next.’
  6. When the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties window appears please select "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider:" and the bit length "2048"
  7. In the "File Name" screen please type in an appropriate and recognizable file name and the location for that file. Make sure to remember the filename chosen to save your CSR. Upon completion select "Finish".
When you apply for your certificate using our online process, make sure you include the text of this file (this is your CSR) in its entirety into the appropriate section of the application form.
  • Make sure to include all text, including:
    -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
    to
    -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
  • Also ensure to open the file with a text viewer (such as notepad) that DOES NOT add formatting to the text.



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