The free DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows is a very good and indispensable tool for administrators and a must-have for anyone that uses SSL Certificates for Websites and servers or Code Signing Certificates for trusted software. This is a globally accepted tool that you can use for certificate management and various certificate troubleshooting. It is very easy to configure and has a straightforward approach to usage. You can read more related guides: Enable LDAP over SSL with a Third-party Certification Authority such as DigiCert, Generate a self-signed SSL certificate: How to enable LDAP over SSL with a self-signed certificate, How to use the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows to create a CSR and Generating your Trial SSL Certificate for private IP using DigiCert PKI Platform.
Follow these Steps to Import Your SSL Certificate with the DigiCert Utility
- You can buy or request for trial SSL Certificate from DigiCert and follow this guide Generating your Trial SSL Certificate for Private IP using DigiCert PKI Platform on requesting for a trial SSL Certificate.
- On the Windows Server where you created the CSR, save the generated SSL certificate e.g Your_SSL_CERT.cer to the same folder you saved the DigiCert Certificate Utility executable (DigiCertUtil.exe).
- Run the DigiCert Certificate Utility.
- In the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows, click SSL and then, click Import.
In the Enter, a new friendly name or you can accept the default box, type a unique name that can be used to identify the certificate.
- click Finish to complete the certification import.
- If the certificate is valid you should get a successful message that the certificate has been imported and confirmed that the SSL Certificate is displayed on the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows.
- After the successful installation of the SSL certificate, you will need to assign the certificate to the appropriate site. e.g IIS
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