How to configure SSL with SharePoint site


The fore most thing is to generate certificate for the web application, to do that follow the below steps:

 

 

 

1.   Go to the IIS server in the Share Point server [WFE] and generate the certificate request.   

 

 

 

Ø  Right click on the web site in IIS and go to properties

 

 

 

Ø  Click Directory Security tab

 

 

 

Ø  Click the Server Certificate

 

 

 

 

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2. Follow the IIS Certificate Wizard, select the first option “Create a new certificate” in Server Certificate

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3.   Select the option in the “Delayed or Immediate Request” category as per the need:

 

 

 

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  • Prepare the request now, but send it later: This you can use for getting the certificate from a 3rd party
  • Send the request immediately to an online certification authority: This is used for getting the certificate from local CA.

 

 

 

NOTE: In this case I am generating certificate localy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.   Follow the wizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5.   After hitting finish in the wizard the certificate will get issued and installed to the web site. 

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6.   Click on the view certificate:

 

 

 

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7.   Now we have the certificate issued to the site. In order to access the site over HTTPS we need to do an Alternate Access Mapping entry as below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8.   Now we can access the site in HTTPS. If you want the site should be accessed only over HTTPS then below setting needs to be done:

 

 

 

Ø  Go to IIS right click on the web site and go to properties

 

 

 

Ø  Click “Edit” under “Secure Communication”

 

 

 

Ø  Check the “Require secure channel (SSL)

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