Create a self-signed SSL certificate with IIS 6.0 Resource Kit SelfSSL
The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit version 1.0 was released 5/30/2003. It contains a utility called SelfSSL.exe for instantly creating and installing a self-signed testing certificate into IIS. The resource kit is freely downloadable from the Microsoft website. Although the tool is intended for IIS 6.0, it works just as well on IIS 5.1. It is so simple to use that no instructions are required beyond the pointer to the download.
- Download IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools
- Install the resource kit (requires Windows Server 2003, Windows XP)
- From the Windows Start Menu, go to the "\Programs\IIS Resources\SelfSSL" folder and select "SelfSSL".
- Instructions will be listed in a command prompt. Type "selfssl" to run the program.
- Type "y" to confirm overriding/installing the certificate on the given site.
- Test that it worked by visiting https://localhost/.
If you want hand-holding through these steps, read these instructions with screenshots by Jonathan Maltz.
Microsoft has also provided Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0 Resource Kit the book for download via their website in whole or chapter.
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