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To generate your Certificate Signing Request (CSR), you will need to log into your server and use the following instructions:

  1. 1. Open the Microsoft® Management Console (MMC).
  2. 2. Expand the Internet Information Server, then expand your server name.
  3. 3. Open the Properties of the website where you require the CSR. Do this by right-clicking on the website.
  4. 4. Open Directory Security.
  5. 5. Under the Secure Communications area, choose Key manager and select Create a New Key.
  6. 6. Fill out your information. The following characters are not allowed: ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) ~ ? > < & / \.
  7. 7. Click Next until you complete the process. Answer Yes to saving any changes.
  8. 8. Open the CSR file that was created with a text-editor (usually notepad). Copy the contents of the file, from:
  9. -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
  10. ...to...
  11. -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
  12. 9. Paste this information into the enrollment form when requested.
  13. You have generated your CSR for Microsoft IIS 4.X.