Avalanche 6.2 - Using IIS 7 / 8 / 8.5 / 10 to a make a CSR Request

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    Verified Product Versions

    Avalanche 6.2


    Avalanche 6.2.x

    Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016

    IIS 7 / 8 / 8.5 / 10



    Use the instructions on this page to create your certificate signing request (CSR) and then to install your SSL certificate in IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008.


    Other example resources on how to do this:





    Step by Step Instructions:


    1. From the Windows Start menu, find Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and open it (click Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager).
    2. In the Connections pane, locate and click the server.
    3. In the server Home page (center pane) under the IIS section, double-click Server Certificates
    4. In the Actions menu (right pane), click Create Certificate Request

    5. In the Request Certificate wizard, on the Distinguished Name Properties page, provide the information specified below and then click Next.

    Common name:

    The fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) (e.g., www.example.com).


    Your company’s legally registered name (e.g., YourCompany, Inc.).

    Organizational unit:

    The name of your department within the organization. This entry will usually be listed as "IT", "Web Security", or is simply left blank.


    The city where your company is legally located.


    The state/province where your company is legally located.


    The country/region where your company is legally located. Use the drop-down list to select your country.


    6. On the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties page, provide the information specified below and then click Next.

    Cryptographic service provider:

    In the drop-down list, select Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider (unless you have a specific cryptographic provider).

    Bit length:

    In the drop-down list, select 2048 (unless you have a specific reason for using a larger bit length).

    Note: Remember the filename and save location of your CSR file. If you enter a filename without specifying a location, your CSR will be saved to C:\Windows\System32.

    7. When you are done, click Finish.


    8. Open the CSR file using a text editor (such as Notepad), then copy the text (including the -----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and -----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- tags) and paste it into the order form for your Certificate Authority (i.e. Digicert, Go Daddy, VeriSign)

    9. After you receive your SSL certificate from your CA, you can install it.



    10. Once you receive the certificates: proceed to "How to Import your SSL Certificate into IIS": Avalanche 6.2 - How To Import Certificates into IIS