Easily Configure SSL Using Self Signed Certificates on IIS 7.0

Have you ever needed to run an SSL server in a development environment?  Or test validation against an SSL URL?  I know I have and fortunately it is extremely easy when using IIS 7.0 due to Self-Signed Certificates.

Configuring a development site to use SSL is just a case of creating a Self-Signed certificate within IIS (IIS > machine node >  Server Certificates > Create Self-Signed Certificate) and then adding an SSL binding to the desired website (IIS > website > Bindings > Add > select http, choose a port  and finally select the previously created SSL certificate).

Take a look at Scott Gu’s blog post with lots of screen shots for more info:
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/04/06/tip-trick-enabling-ssl-on-iis7-using-self-signed-certificates.aspx

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One Response to Easily Configure SSL Using Self Signed Certificates on IIS 7.0

  1. John Tydway says:

    I didn’t know you can do this with a SSL certificate. Is this a special type of certificate or it doesn’t matter? I’m asking because I bought mine from an UK registrar and the domain I will be using it on is targetted for the US.

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