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Ironside

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I have just purchased an SSL certificate from godaddy. I must congratulate them on good instructions and easy purchase. However, I was following the instructions and came across a problem. I had to go into the administrative tools in the control panel and choose IIS. Unfortunately it's not in there. I think it's because I am using XP home edition. Do I have to upgrade to professional?, I know IIS is included in that, or is there another way around that?

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The SSL cert is server side, has nothing to do with your OS. IIS or whatever else depends on who you are hosted with.

 

Unless you are trying to run your own server, which is not going to happen running XP anything ...

Even at a Mensa convention someone is the dumbest person in the room.

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The SSL cert is server side, has nothing to do with your OS. IIS or whatever else depends on who you are hosted with.

 

Unless you are trying to run your own server, which is not going to happen running XP anything ...

 

The easiest thing for me to do is put the instructions I have been following on here so you can see them

 

Once your SSL certificate has been signed and issued,Go Daddy® will send you an e-mail message that allows you to download the signed certificate and our intermediate certificate bundle (gd_iis_intermediates.p7b), both of which must be installed on your Web site.

 

Note: You must use the provided certificate-download link within three days of receiving the certificate-issuance e-mail message. If the download link is allowed to expire, you must request a certificate re-key in order to retrieve your signed SSL certificate.

 

NOTE: For Windows NT 4.0, you must have at least Service Pack 4.0 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.

 

Installing SSL Certificate and the Intermediate Certificate Bundle (gd_iis_intermediates.p7b)

 

Before you install your issued SSL certificate you must download and install our intermediate certificate bundle (gd_iis_intermediates.p7b)on your Web server. You may also download the bundle from the repository.

 

Once you have downloaded and saved the certificate bundle, please follow the instructions below to install it.

 

Installing Intermediate Certificate Bundle (gd_iis_intermediates.p7b):

 

Select Run from the start menu; then type mmc to start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

In the Management Console, select File; then "Add/Remove Snap In."

In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog, select Add.

In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog, choose Certificates; then click the Add button.

Choose Computer Account; then click Next and Finish.

Close the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog and click OK on the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog to return to the main MMC window.

If necessary, click the + icon to expand the Certificates folder so that the Intermediate Certification Authorities folder is visible.

Right-click on Intermediate Certification Authorities and choose All Tasks; then click Import.

Follow the wizard prompts to complete the installation procedure.

Click Browse to locate the certificate file (gd_iis_intermediates.p7b).

Choose Place all certificates in the following store; then use the Browse function to locate Intermediate Certification Authorities. Click Next.

Click Finish.

Installing SSL Certificate

 

Select the Internet Information Service console within the Administrative Tools menu.

Select the Web site (host) for which the certificate was made.

Right mouse-click and select Properties.

Select the Directory Security tab.

Select the Server Certificate option.

The Welcome to the Web Server Certificate Wizard windows opens. Click OK.

Select Process the pending request and install the certificate. Click Next.

Enter the location for the certificate file at the Process a Pending Request window. The file extension may be .txt or .crt instead of .cer (search for files of type all files).

When the correct certificate file is selected, click Next.

Verify the Certificate Summary to make sure all information is accurate. Click Next.

Select Finish.

NOTE: If the Go Daddy root certificate is currently installed on your machine you will need to disable it from the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder. Please follow the instructions below to do this:

 

Select Run from the start menu; then type mmc to start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

In the Management Console, select File; then "Add/Remove Snap In."

In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog, select Add.

In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog, choose Certificates; then click the Add button.

Choose Computer Account; then click Next and Finish.

Close the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog and click OK on the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog to return to the main MMC window.

If necessary, click the + icon to expand the Certificates folder so that the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder is visible..

Expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder.

Double-click the Certificates folder to show a list of all certificates.

Find the Go Daddy Class 2 Certification Authority certificate.

Right-click on the certificate and select Properties.

Select the radio button next to Disable all purposes for this certificate.

Click OK.

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OK, I'm not sure if you are understanding. The SSL cert lives on the server with your web site - not on your computer. This means that you have to install the SSL cert there (on the server) through cPanel or whatever you use to administer your server. Whatever that server is running (IIS, Apache. whoKnowswhatTM) determined the format of your SSL.

Even at a Mensa convention someone is the dumbest person in the room.

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