Create CSR Microsoft IIS 8 and 8.5

The creation of a CSR in Microsoft IIS 8 and 8.5 is done directly on the Windows server.

In order to create a CSR in Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with IIS 10.0, use the functionality in your IIS Manager.

Open the IIS Manager, select your server from the Connections menu and select the menu option 'Server Certificates'. Go to the option 'Create Certificate Request' in the Actions menu on the right side of the screen.

This will open a new window. Enter the following information:

  • Common name (The domain name for which the CSR is created)
  • Organization (the company name, as has been entered in the registry of the Chamber of Commerce)
  • Organizational unit (The name of the department, for example 'Sales')
  • City/Locality (the name of the town or city your company is located in)
  • State/province (The state or province your company is located in)
  • Country/region (The country code in capital letters, for example US or GB)

Click on 'next'.

In the 'Cryptographic Service Provider Properties' window, select 'Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider' as the Cryptographic Service Provider. For 'Bit length', select '2048'.

Click on 'next'.

Select the folder where you want to save your CSR file, and click on 'finish'. The CSR file has now been saved in the location you indicated. When opened, the file will look like the following example:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----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-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

The CSR that was generated for your domain name can now be used to request an SSL certificate on www.networking4all.com. Follow the steps in our SSL Wizard to request the certificate. When you reach the step to enter the CSR, simply copy and paste the generated code in your CSR file.