Windows IIS support with dotster as registrar


#1

I have a domain with dotster as my registrar and run IIS for a webserver on windows at my location. How would i go about getting a cert for my domain? Compatibility is listed as working with IIS7+, will a cert also work with IIS versions prior to 7?

I also do not want to have to use unofficial software to create and automatically install my cert. Is there a way I can get the files necessary for my cert to:

  1. allow me to host webs using https
  2. use it to support secure SMTP/POP operations?

and is there another way I can validate that the domain is mine manually rather than via automated tools?

Tx


#2

For “manual” verification you may be better with one of the alternate clients suchs as the “browser” clients - which don’t require you to install any software on your server. Of course you need to manually update it again every 60-70 days.

The certificate is fully compatible with secure HTTPS / SMTP/ POP operations, yes.


#3

Hi BB1976

I wrote an article on how to do this with IIS. Will work with IIS before 7 as we install in to the microsoft trust store.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-encrypt-part-1-issuing-installing-certificates-andrei-hawke?trk=mp-reader-card


#4

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