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Microsoft Office 365: Create SSL CSR using IIS7

Microsoft Office 365 is a productivity software that allows Office apps for different OS (windows, OS X). It also provides OneDrive cloud service along with email and social networking services for corporate users.

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As Office 365 handles different services for multi-fold purposes then its security should not be ignored. In that case, SSL certificate can help a lot for Office 365. In this piece of information, we will go through CSR generation on Office 365. Before installing SSL, it is necessary to generate the CSR, below is a guideline for CSR generation using IIS 7 version.

Office 365: Create SSL Certificate CSR via IIS-7:

  1. Click on Start button and browse Administrative tools >> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. On the left Connection panel, you will see server name, just click on it. You can see “Server Certificates” in IIS section, double click on it.
    Server Certificates
  3. Now, on the right panel, click on “Create Certificate Request” and the Request certificate wizard will open.
    Create Certificate Request
  4. Fill Distinguished Name Properties in the given box and click on Next button.
    Distinguished Name Properties
  5. Now, you have to select Cryptographic service provider, which should be “Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider” and select 2048 Bit length in following drop down list, click Next button.
    Cryptographic service provider
  6. You will have to provide file name for CSR and save it to the directory location in text format.
    File Name
  7. Click on Finish button.

You need to paste the generated CSR during order process. Certificate authority will validate your information and send the certificate file via email. Now you want to install an SSL certificate on Microsoft office 365 using IIS7.

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Pratik Jogi

Pratik Jogi is a cybersecurity visionary with an Electronics & Communications Engineering degree. He holds esteemed certifications like Microsoft MCSE and MVP. With over two decades dedicated to defending the digital frontier, his expertise in Server, Network, and Cyber Security reflects a genuine commitment to secure digital landscapes against emerging threats.