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My main server is running IIS 7 and has an ASP.NET/C# website that needs communicate to another server that uses Oracle Application Server.

Currently, the website is communicating to the Oracle Applicatoin Server using HTTP. I would like to setup the SSL certificate so that I can access the Oracle Application Server via HTTPS from the website.

Do I just need to create the self signed certificate on IIS 7 then export it and set it up on the Oracle Application Server?

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Do you also need external access to this application running on this application server. Or is it only for internal use? –  Guido van Brakel Mar 10 '11 at 17:59
    
Just need access between these two servers. They're at different data centers, and the oracle server can only be accessed via HTTP. –  Omar Mar 10 '11 at 18:14
    
That's different than what you said before. You said before that it only can be accessed using HTTPS? Can you clarify that? –  Guido van Brakel Mar 10 '11 at 18:16
    
Sorry, I meant that I would like to setup the certificate so that I can access it using HTTPS. Currently, it's being accessed using HTTP by an ASP.NET website. I updated my question. –  Omar Mar 10 '11 at 18:57

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You have three options I think

  1. Creating your own certificate server. That's quite a lot of work, but it maybe worth the work If you need to deploy more certificates in the future.

  2. Generating a self signed certificate. See here for more information:Create a Self-Signed Server Certificate in IIS 7

  3. Buying an certificate from a certificate provider.

In this scenario you can try first with a self signed certificate, It that doesn't work, or doesn't fulfill your need you can always go with option 1 or option 3.

What I personally don't know is what requirements Oracle has for a certificate of their application server. After some research I found out that you probably have to submit a request a to a certificate authority (CA), which excludes option 2 for you then. See here for you reference: 13 Overview of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in Oracle Application Server

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