Requesting a certificate from a Certificate Authority
This is the second step in securing your IP-based site. Before
you complete this step, you need to have generated
a certificate request.
Name-based sites cannot use SSL certificates.
To request a certificate from a Certificate Authority:
Generate an SSL certificate request
if you have not done so already.
Copy the encrypted
request onto your local system clipboard.
Open another Internet
browser window, and go to the Web site of the Certificate Authority you
want to use, for example, VeriSign.
On the Certificate
Authority's Web site, follow the instructions for submitting the encrypted
certificate request. Since you have copied it to your clipboard, you can
paste the request directly into the appropriate window.
The Certificate Authority
will send you an SSL certificate, usually through email.
Next step in securing your site:
Loading the certificate
onto your site
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Published April 16, 2004