Generate a Certificate Signing Request for IIS 6.0


Follow these instructions to generate a CSR for your Web site:

Note: If you are renewing your certificate or your site is currently running a web server certificate please refer to renewal section of this document.

  1. Select the Internet Information Services Manager within the Administrative Tools menu.
  2. Select the computer and web site (host) that you wish to secure.
    Right-click to select Properties.
  3. Select the Directory Security tab.
  4. Select Server Certificate under Secure Communications.
  5. Click Next in the Welcome to the Web Server Certificate Wizard window.
  6. Select Create a new certificate, Click Next.
  7. Select Prepare the request now, but you will send it later.
  8. On the Name and Security Settings page, fill in the name field for the new certificate. Select bit length. We recommend using 1024-bit length. Do NOT check "Select cryptographic services provider (CSP)." Click Next.
  9. When creating a CSR you must follow these conventions.
    Enter your Distinguished Name Field information.
    The following characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( ) ?&.
    This includes commas.


    Distinguished Name Field Explanation

    Common Name
    The fully qualified domain name for your web server. This must be an exact match.
    Example: If you intend to secure the URL https://www.ravand.com, then your CSR's common name must be www.ravand.com.

    Organization
    The exact legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate your organization name.
    example: Ravand Inc.

    Organization Unit
    Section of the organization
    example: Marketing

    City or Locality
    The city where your organization is legally located.
    example: Toronto
    br /> State/Province
    The state or province where your organization is legally located. Can not be abbreviated.
    example: Ontario

    Country
    The two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.
    example: CA = Canada

  10. Enter your Administrator contact information.
  11. Enter a path and file name for the CSR.
  12. Verify your request and then click Next.
  13. Once you get to Completing the Web Server page, select Finish.
    DO NOT REMOVE the pending request or the .crt file will not match and your certificate will not install.
  14. Click on Finish.
  15. Submit your CSR to Ravand.

Renewal on a Site currently running an SSL certificate

  1. Select the Internet Information Services Manager within the Administrative Tools menu.
  2. Select the computer and web site (host) that you wish to secure.
    Right mouse-click to select Properties.
  3. Select the Directory Security tab.
  4. Select Server Certificate under Secure Communications.
  5. Click Next in the Welcome to the Web Server Certificate Wizard window.
  6. Select Renew the current certificate, Click Next.
  7. Select Prepare the request now, but send it later.
  8. On the Name and Security Settings page, fill in the name field for the new certificate. Select bit length. We recommend using 1024-bit length. Do NOT check "Select cryptographic services provider (CSP).� Click Next.
  9. Enter your Administrator contact information.
  10. Enter a path and file name for the CSR.
  11. Verify your request and then click Next.
  12. On the Completing the Web Server page, select Finish.
    DO NOT REMOVE the pending request or the .crt file will not match and your certificate will not install.
  13. Select Finish.
  14. Submit your CSR to Ravand.

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