SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It’s a method of transmitting information securely over the Internet.
SSL works by establishing an encrypted link between a web server (the site you visit) and a browser.
This link ensures that all data sent between the server and the browser remains private.
> I am using windows 8 and trying to create a certificate for our website. The > problem I am facing is that while copying the CSR file to the openssl command > line, it doesn’t show any certificate.
In order to create an SSL Certificate, users must generate the CSR (Certificate Signing Request).
To do this, users must follow the instructions in this article.
- Setting up an SSL Certificate on Windows 8 can be complicated, especially if you’ve never done it before.
- However, this guide can guide you through the process of certificate creation, step-by-step.
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Create the CA (Certificate Authority)
- Launch the Microsoft Enterprise Certification Authority (MCA).
- Enter Enterprise Certification Authority in the Search box.
- Click Enterprise CA Management.
- Right-click the Enterprise Certification Authority and select Properties from the context menu.
- Select the Security tab.
- Click Edit User Permissions.
- Select Everyone from the Group or user names list.
- Click Add.
- Now, click Apply and OK to save changes.
Create the issuing CA
- Launch the CA software that you’ve downloaded.
- Click on Configure CA.
- Choose the option labeled Add a new Subordinate Certification Authority.
- Choose a distinguished name (DN) for your CA.
- Enter your organizational information.
- Choose the option labeled Create CA.
- Create a certificate request
Now, you’ll need to create the certificate request which will be submitted to the CA.
- Click on Create Certificate Request from the CA software.
- Enter the distinguished name (DN) of the certificate or select the certificate from the CA software.
- Enter the email address or name of the certificate request contact.
- Enter any optional info.
- Click on Create Certificate Request.
Create the subordinate CA
- Press Windows Key + R and enter certmgr.msc. Press Enter or click OK.
- In the left pane, click Certification Authorities.
- Click on Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
- Right-click on the root CA and click on All Tasks.
- Click on Create Self-Signed Certificate.
- Enter the certificate name, if you want, then click on OK.
- Right-click on the new certificate and select All Tasks.
- Click on Issue.
- Enter the certificate details, including validity and expiry, and click Next.
- After generating the certificate, you will see the following window.
Generate the SSL certificate
- Open IIS Manager by typing iis manager in Run.
- Go to the SSL section.
- Click Create SSL Certificate.
- Choose the option to Generate a Certificate Request.
- Click Next.
- Click Submit the request manually.
- Click Save.