SSL is a kind of security protocol that more and more web sites are using to protect their information. Similarly, SharePoint has a SSL feature that can be enabled in Central Administration. This blog will show you how.
Step 1. Server Roles
1. Login to SharePoint Server as administrator.
2. Open Server management and click “Server Roles.”
3. In the Roles summary click “Add Roles.”
4. Click the “Next” button and select “Active Directory Certificate Services” in the Select Server Roles window.
5. Click the “Next” button until it configures and installs successfully.
6. Select the following two role services “Certification Authority” and “Certification Authority Web Enrollment.”
Step 2. IIS Manager
1. Run IIS manager as administrator.
4. Open the “Request Certificate” window and input the correct data for every field.
6. Specify the file name for the certificate request.
Step 3. CerSrv Site
1. Open the CerSrv site to complete the task request a certificate.
3. Click “advanced certificate request” to open the new page and click the second option “Submit a certificate request by using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKC…”
5. Select “Web Server” in the Certificate Template drop-down menu.
7. Download the certificate.
8. Click the “Complete certificate request” button.
9. Select the “certification authority’s response” and “Friendly name.”
Step 4. Central Administration
1. Expand the sites in IIS Manager and select “Central Administration.”
3. The Site Binding Window will popup.
4. Add the https type and select the SSL certificate.
Note: Do not forget add the host record on DNS server.
Step 5. Testing the Site
1. Let’s access CA using the following URL https://www.spbmd10.com.
Note: You might need to first import the certificate to the current browser.
2. If you see the following, then we have successfully added SSL to a SharePoint website.