Configuring Server Certificates in IIS 7

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Certificates are part of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. Server certificates enable users to confirm the identity of a Web server before they transmit sensitive data, such as a credit card number. Server certificates also contain the server's public key information so that data can be encrypted and sent back to the server.


For information about the levels at which you can perform these procedures, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform these procedures, see Server Certificates Feature Requirements (IIS 7).


This task includes the following procedures:

Configuring Internet Server Certificates (IIS 7)

Create a Domain Server Certificate in IIS 7

Create a Self-Signed Server Certificate in IIS 7

View a List of Server Certificates (IIS 7)

View a Server Certificate (IIS 7)

Import a Server Certificate (IIS 7)

Export a Server Certificate (IIS 7)

Remove a Server Certificate (IIS 7)