How to Create Secured https website using SSL Certificate

How to create secured HTTPS website using SSL Certificate

Securing data is very important for any Organization. In this article, we’ll learn the steps to create secured https website using SSL Certificate. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) website is used to host a secure website which is encrypted. Encryption converts the data into encrypted format, it secures the data while it’s transferring over the WAN. The default port of HTTPS site is 443. Any website that wants to secure the communication use HTTPS for secure transactions. SSL Certificate can be used to secure both internal and external communication. External certificates can be purchased from Organizations like GeoTrust.

Steps to Create Secured https website using SSL Certificate in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Let’s take a scenario, we have two servers, DC04 is our Domain Controller and DC01 is our WebServer. We have already installed Internet Information Services on DC01 and installed Certificate Authority on DC04. Process begins with the steps of requesting certificate from the Certificate Authority, in this example, we’ll request Certificate from the internal Certificate Authority.

1. To request the certificate go to Server DC01 (WebServer), open IIS manager, click on Computer name “DC01” then click on Server Certificates icon.

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