SSL Windows Server


#1

Hi Guys,

I’m trying to obtain an ssl cert for my windows web box, My server asking for me generate a certificate request to cut and paste with my provider ? does this site have the facility to generate a windows cert?

Thanks


#2

The request will be the same no matter the server OS. The difference is that IIS uses PKCS12-formatted certificates while most other systems (except Java) use PEM-formatted.

If you have admin access to the Windows server, there are a few different clients that will “do the right thing” for certificates on Windows. You can look over at List of Client Implementations for them.

Of course, you should use the staging/test server to make sure everything works before using the live server. This will avoid hitting rate limiting when testing that can stop you getting a proper cert when you’re confident things will function.