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I have a website used locally in my domain using IIS7 installed on Windows 2008. This website is bound to HTTP, and I need to bind it using HTTPS.

I searched around and I saw that it's possible with the following solution (correct me if I'm wrong):

  • Install an Enterprise CA and use it to issue a certificate that can be used on IIS.
  • Then add an HTTPS binding to the website using this certificate.

If the above is possible is there any website that describes what needs to be done in details?

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Here's how to create a self-signed cert in IIS 7, and here's how to bind it to the site. As mentioned in the second link, your users will see a certificate error when accessing the site; the way to get around this is to buy a real cert from your CA of choice, and bind that to the website instead.

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Hi Aaron, is the only way to use HTTPS in my enviroment is to use a self-signed cert? Is it possible to configure a CA and use it internally? –  IT_LAAL Dec 19 '12 at 14:14
    
Sorry, I didn't get the sense of your question initially. I haven't used a local CA myself, but this might help. –  Aaron Miller Dec 19 '12 at 14:27
    
Hi Aaron. I don't want to use self-signed certificate. i prefer to use CA. is it possible to have a CA? –  IT_LAAL Dec 20 '12 at 12:52
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