Renewing SSL Certificate (GoDaddy + IIS 6)

I asked my friends about how to renew SSL certificate used on a Windows Server. Unfortunately, none of them really know how to do it on IIS 6. Hence, my senior decided to work together with me to renew our existing certificate on IIS as an experiment and learning opportunity.

We got our existing SSL certificate from GoDaddy. So, our first step is to visit the SSL Certificates section in the My Account page.

After that, in the Manage Certificate section of the selected certificate, we can submit new changes of our certificate. In order to renew the certificate, we submitted the new Certificate Signing Request (CSR) there.

Submit Certificate Changes - CSR
Submit Certificate Changes – CSR

CSR and Certificate Installation

So, where did we get the CSR from? From the wizard!

Firstly, we created a new website in IIS Manager. After that, we went to the Directory Security tab of the Properties of the website to create a new certificate. From there, we could get a new CSR.

Create New Certificate
Create New Certificate
Create New Certificate - Name and Encryption Strength
Create New Certificate – Name and Encryption Strength
Key in the Organization name which will be displayed on the SSL Certificate
Key in the Organization name which will be displayed on the SSL Certificate
Finally we got the certificate request file.
Finally we got the certificate request file.

Secondly, we went back to GoDaddy to submit the CSR.

Thirdly, we downloaded the certificates from GoDaddy after we submitted the CSR. With the certificates downloaded to the server, we just followed the instructions available on GoDaddy to install both the Primary SSL Certificate and Intermediate SSL Certificate.

Finally, we went to the IIS Web Site that we would like to have its SSL certificate to be renew and choose the “Replace the current certificate” option.

Replace the existing certificate with new certificate.
Replace the existing certificate with new certificate.

Done. It’s quite straightforward. Please tell me if I’m wrong or you have a better way of doing all these on IIS. Thanks in advance and happy new year! =)

 

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