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To succeed with eCommerce on the web, your site should provide visitors with SSL security. In this article, Tim will describe how to create a request for an SSL digital certificate. He will also describe how to install the certificate once it is received.

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By: Tim Pabst
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December 01, 2001
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Secure Your Web Server With SSL
  2. · Creating the certificate request
  3. · Submitting and installing your certificate request
  4. · Making sure the SSL certificate works
  5. · Conclusion

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Secure Your Web Server With SSL - Making sure the SSL certificate works
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Testing your new SSL certificate is simple. Simply create a new HTML/ASP page in a directory under your web site. Next, fire up your favorite web browser and load the page that you have just created. Instead of using the normal http://www.myserver.com/page.html syntax, change the http:// to https://. This tells the web server that a secure connection is being requested. If your certificate is installed correctly, you will notice a padlock in your browsers’ status bar. Double click on the padlock to view the details of your web servers’ certificate.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed a SSL certificate on your web server! If you received a configuration error in your browser, visit msdn.microsoft.com and search for the error number you received. The search should find several knowledge base articles that will help you remedy the problem(s).
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