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Microsoft Office 365: Install SSL Certificate using IIS7

After generating the CSR on Office 365 using IIS-7, you have to follow next steps of SSL installation and allocation. For that, we have given systematic process of SSL installation on Office 365 using IIS-7.

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Install SSL Using IIS-7:

  1. Open certificate Zip file and save it on your server desktop.
  2. Open IIS manager by browsing start>>Administrative tools>>IIS manager.
  3. On the left Connection menu, select server host name, click on Server Certificates from the center menu.
    Server Certificates
  4. On the right side Action menu, click Complete Certificate Request and open Complete Certificate Request wizard.
    Complete Certificate Request
  5. In the wizard, find the .cer file under File name containing the certification authority’s response” with click on “dot (…)” button. Enter certificate name in Friendly_name. Click OK button.
    Certificate Authority Response
  6. Now, your certificate is installed. After that, you will need to assign to the default website.

Assign SSL certificate using IIS-7

  1. Open IIS manager, expand server name under left side Connection menu. From the list, select Default website.
  2. On the right side in Action menu, Browse Edit Site>>Bindings option.
  3. A box will appear where you have to click on Add button.Site Binding
  4. Finally, fill the details in Add Site Bindings window and click OK.Add Site Bindings
  5. Your SSL certificate is finally installed.

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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.