To request a wildcard certificate

  1. On the computer that hosts one of the Web sites that you plan to publish, click Start, and then point to Administrative Tools. Click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, expand Web Sites, right-click Default Web Site, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Default Web Site Properties dialog box, click the Directory Security tab.

  4. On the Directory Security tab, click Server Certificate.

  5. On the Welcome to the Web Server Certificate Wizard page, click Next.

  6. On the Server Certificate page, select Create a new certificate, and then click Next.

  7. On the Delayed or Immediate Request page, select Send the request immediately to an online certification authority, and then click Next.

  8. On the Name and Security Settings page, leave the default settings in the Name text box and in the Bit length drop-down list.

  9. Click Next.

  10. On the Organization Information page, type the name of your organization in the Organization text box, and then type an organizational unit name in the Organizational Unit text box.

  11. Click Next.

  12. On the Your Site’s Common Name page, type the name that will be included on the wildcard certificate for your domain. For example, if all the Web servers that you plan to publish are in the domain, you need to create a wildcard certificate for the domain. In this case, you would type * in the Common name text box.

  13. Click Next.

  14. On the Geographical Information page, in Country/Region, select your country or region from the list. In State/province name and City/locality, type the applicable names.

  15. Click Next.

  16. On the SSL Port page, use the default value of 443, and then click Next.

  17. On the Choose a Certification Authority page, use the default entry, which represents the enterprise certification authority for the local computer, and then click Next.

  18. Review the information on the Certificate Request Submission page, and then click Next.

  19. On the Completing the Web Server Certificate Wizard page, click Finish.

  20. Leave the Default Web Site Properties dialog box open so that you are ready for the next procedure.

After you successfully complete this procedure, the next task is to export the wildcard certificate to a file. For instructions, see Exporting a wildcard certificate to a file.

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