Self-Signed Certificates on IIS 7 – the Easy Way and the Most Effective Way

The post on creating self-signed certificates on IIS7 has been moved to my new blog at


Comments (8)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Rob Bagby has a great post on creating self-signed certificates for IIS7 , including a screencast showing

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for submitting this cool story – Trackback from DotNetShoutout

  3. Bill2010 says:

    I am getting an error in step 6 (selfSSL) stating: "Unable to open metabase: 0x80040154"

    Any ideas on what is causing this?

  4. Garry Trinder says:

    Is your siteid valid?  What is your version of iis?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I wanted to set up a load test reporting site, using the samples at

  6. Anonymous says:

    I'm getting the same error as Bill2010 in step 6

    (selfssl) Error opening metabase: 0x80040154

    I'm using iis7 and my siteid is 2. Any idea of how to fix this?


  7. Anonymous says:

    I'm also geting Error opening metabase: 0x80040154 using selfssl,

    On Server 2K8 (all security patches etc installed) with IIS 7.5.7600.16385

    any ideas ?

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