Network Solutions Free Ssl Certificate Installation Instructions

Network solutions ssl certNetwork Solutions Free Ssl Certificate Installation Instructions

An explanation why you should install an SSL certificate. How to generate a certificate signing request (CSR) for submission to a commercial certificate authority (CA). How to install a commercial SSL certificate in Access Server. Some common problems and solutions to these problems. An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate, also called a Digital Certificate, creates a secure link between your website and a visitor's browser that encrypts all information passed over the connection. SSL encryption helps safeguard personal information like passwords, credit card numbers, and personal credentials.

1.1 – Types of SSL Certificates

Some visitors recognize the additional authenticity and trust offered extended validation (EV) and organization validated (OV) certificates due to their rigorous validation process.

There are three types of certificates to be familiar with:

  • Domain Validated (DV)

    DV certificates only need the certificate authority to verify that the user requesting the certificate owns and administers the domain. Visitors will see a lock icon in their address bar, but no specific information about the owner.

  • Organization Validated (OV)

    OV certificates require a certificate authority to confirm the business making the request is registered and legitimate. When visitors click the green lock icon in their browser, the business name is listed.

  • Extended Validation (EV)

    EV certificates require even more documentation for the certificate authority to validate the organization. Visitors will see the name of the business inside the address bar (in addition to clicking the lock icon); however, most updated browsers no longer display the EV visual indicator.


Important:This article applies to customers with SSL services only.

To install the SSL Certificate on your Small Business Server 2008, follow the instructions below.

1. Extract the contents of the .zip file that contains your SSL Certificate and the chain certificates. Save the certificates to the Small Business Server where you generated the CSR.
2. After you have installed the root and intermediate certificates, open the Windows SBS Console.
3. Click Network > Connectivity.

4. On the Connectivity tab, under Task, in the Connectivity Tasks section, click Add a trusted certificate.
5. In the Add a Trusted Certificate wizard, on the Before you begin page, click Next.

6. On the A request is in progress page, select 'I have certificate from my certificate provider' and then, click Next.

7. On the Import the trusted certificate page, do one of the following:
Paste the encoded text from your SSL Certificate .crt file
  • Use a text editor to open your SSL Certificate .crt file.
    EX: Right-click on the SSL Certificate .crt file and select a text editor, such as Notepad or Notepad++, to open it.
  • Copy the encoded text, including the -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and the -----END CERTIFICATE----- tags and paste it in the Paste the encoded text from your certificate provider box.
  • Under Select the certificate file from your certificate provider, click Browse.
  • Browse to where you saved your SSL Certificate .crt file, select it, and then click Open.

8. When you are finished, click Next.

9. On The trusted certificate is imported successfully page, click Finish.

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