Use the DigiCert Certificate Utility to Install Your SSL Certificate on Your Server
After DigiCert has validated your order and has issued the SSL Certificate, you can use the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows, to install the certificate file to your Microsoft server.
If you have not yet created a CSR and need a simple way to create it, see the CSR Creation Instructions for Microsoft Servers.
How to Import an SSL Certificate to Your Microsoft Server
On the Windows server or workstation where you created the CSR, open the ZIP file containing your SSL Certificate and save the contents of the file (i.e. your_domain_com.cer) to the folder where you saved the DigiCert Certificate Utility executable (DigiCertUtil.exe).
Run the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows.
In DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows©, click SSL (gold lock)and then, click Import.
In the Certificate Import wizard, click Browse to browse to the .cer certificate file (i.e. your_domain_com.cer) that DigiCert sent you, select the file, click Open, and then, click Next.
In the Enter a new friendly name or you can accept the default box, type a friendly name for the certificate.
Note: The friendly name is not part of the certificate; instead, it is used to identify the certificate.
We recommend that you add DigiCert and the expiration date to the end of your friendly name, for example: yoursite-digicert-(expiration date). This information helps identify the issuer and expiration date for each certificate. It also helps distinguish multiple certificates with the same domain name.
To import the SSL Certificate to your server, click Finish.
You should receive a message that the certificate was successfully imported. You should now see your SSL Certificate in the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows©, under SSL Certificates.
You must now configure your Microsoft server to use this SSL Certificate.
Assign & Configure Server Software to Use the SSL Certificate
After you have imported the SSL Certificate, you need to configure your Microsoft server to use it to secure your website or email connections. Follow the instructions for your specific server platform.
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Export an SSL Certificate
If you need to export an installed SSL certificate from a Microsoft server type with its corresponding private key as a .pfx file to use either as a backup or for importing to another server, see DigiCert SSL Cert Util SSL Import/Export Instructions.
Test Your Installation
To verify that the installation is correct, use our DigiCert® SSL Installation Diagnostics Tool and enter the DNS name of the site that you are securing to test your SSL Certificate (i.e. www.yourdomain.com, or mail.yourdomain.com).