How to Install and Configure SSL Certificate on Windows Server 2012 R2

How to Install and Configure SSL Certificate

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (https) website is encrypted site. Encrypted site means that website is secured. HTTPS site is secured by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL certificates are issued by the Certificate Authority (CA). We can check that particular website is HTTPS or not by checking a ‘green colour lock‘ and httpsin the address bar before the website name. For example, all banking websites are working on https. Some of the examples of secure websites are “https://www.google.com“, “https://www.facebook.com” and many more. In this article, we’ll learn the steps to install and configure SSL certificate server and CA.

Install and configure SSL certificate would encrypt (secure) our website so that no one can easily decode the information or data transferred by web servers to the clients. Sharing confidential information over internet is not safe that is why https is used to encrypt our data for safe transfer.

Steps to install and configure SSL Certificate on Windows Server 2012 R2.

1. To install and configure SSL certificate server, we need to install the “Active Directory Certificate Services” role.  Open “Server Manager” and click on “Add roles and features“.

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