Getting and Installing a Server Site Certificate

You must obtain your server certificate from a certificate authority (CA), such as Thawte or VeriSign, or use a private CA, such as Windows 2000 Server Certificate Services.

While waiting for your server certificate, you can use the demonstration certificate included with MCS. For more information, see SSL Certificates.

To get and install a server certificate
  1. Create a certificate request for a server certificate and submit the request to a certificate authority (CA).

  2. When you receive your server certificate, copy the files to an accessible location.

  3. In the MCS left pane, point to Services, and then click Security.

  4. Under Security, click Security Services.

    The Security Services General page appears in the right pane of the MCS window.

  5. From the Security Services Configuration page, to navigate to the location to which you copied your certificate files, click Install.

  6. From the Open dialog box, navigate to the location where you placed your certificate files.

  7. Select a certificate file and click OK.

    The Choose Private Key dialog box is displayed.

  8. Select a private key and click OK.

    After installation, your certificate is displayed in the Security Services Configuration page under Site Certificate.

  9. To add the CA certificate for your server certificate, click Add.

    Certificate authorities contained in the CA certificate are displayed under Trusted Certificate Authorities.

  10. Click Save.

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