I am on windows server 2003 and I have a CGI site that uses a DLL file called account.dll

I want to secure call to one page only so I followed the steps about adding new certificate and I have only the option "send it later" active.

so I have now a text file contain the certificate request, my question:

  • How I can create a certificate from that request text file ?
  • I know that to secure one page I right click on account.dll and choose properties for that file but what is the options I must use to configure this file alone for HTTPS ?


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The text file you created with the New Certificate wizard is the certificate request. You need to either ship it to a third-party CA to have a certificate created, or put up your own CA and sign it yourself. You'll have to decide which is appropriate based on whether or not your client computers will be alright with an untrusted CA (i.e. a home-grown CA is alright for internal-use sites, typically) or if you need the reputation of a public CA (i.e. business with J. Random Internet user, etc). A third-party CA will normally have you paste the contents of the certificate request file into a form field.

To force HTTPS connections for a specific file in an IIS 6 site, go to the "Properties" sheet for the file, go to the "Directory" tab, "Edit" under "Secure Communications" (which will become available only after you have a certificate installed). In the dialog that opens, tick the "Require Secure Channel (SSL)" box and SSL will be required to access that file.

  • it is online shopping site, can godaddy.com give me that certificate ? thanks alot
    – zac
    Jul 22, 2010 at 12:56
  • please also tell me how to sign it myself for testing purpose thanks
    – zac
    Jul 22, 2010 at 13:04
  • Yes, GoDaddy can issue you a certificate. You can also use one of these tutorials to create a self-signed certificate: sslshopper.com/…
    – Robert
    Jul 22, 2010 at 14:40
  • Update: I can access the site using SSL like this: mysite.com/securedpage but I can not access the site like this secure.mysite.com/securedpage how to make the above path work ? thanks
    – zac
    Jul 22, 2010 at 23:28
  • do I need to register the domain secure.mysite.com first ?
    – zac
    Jul 22, 2010 at 23:59

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