Thursday, November 30, 2006

Using a https certificate in Vista

Quite often I find the need to develop locally for a site using https. You can do this with Self-Signed Certificates in IIS 7.0. You don't have to install anything, so it's much easier to set it up than it has been in the past.
  1. Open IIS
  2. Expand your local server
  3. Click on Server Certificates
  4. Select 'Create Self-Signed Certificate' on the right.
  5. Enter a name (ie - local)
  6. Click on Web Sites
  7. Right click on Default Web Site and select Bindings
  8. Add a new Web Site Binding for https and select your 'local' certificate
  9. Click ok and close.
  10. For whatever reason, a restart was required, but this may not be the case for everyone.

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