How to assign a certificate to a website in Microsoft IIS 7.x – 8.x

  1. Navigate back to the root of the appropriate website. The center of the window should say “Default Website Home” or whatever the name of the website is.

  2. Select ‘Bindings’ from the ‘Edit Site’ sub menu.

SiteBindingsIIS7

  1. Add Port 443

In the ‘Site Bindings’ window, click ‘Add’. This will open the ‘Add Site Binding’ window.

Under ‘Type’ choose https. The IP address should be the IP address of the site or All Unassigned, and the port over which traffic will be secured by SSL is usually 443. The ‘SSL Certificate’ field should specify the certificate that was installed using the above steps.

Click ‘OK’ to save changes.

Note: There may already be an ‘https’ entry in this area. If so, click ‘https’ to highlight it. Then click ‘Edit’ and in the ‘SSL certificate’ area select the friendly name that was generated earlier. Click ‘OK’ to save changes.

WebSiteBindingsSSL

Click ‘OK’ on the ‘Web Site Bindings’ Window to complete the install.

Important: You must now restart IIS / the website to complete the install of the certificate.