I've installed an SSL certificate in IIS, however the 'Name' column is showing as blank even though I entered a friendly name. Is there any way to fix this?

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  • Is this a self signed certificate? – Vivek Kumbhar Jul 5 '11 at 14:12
  • @Vivek no it's not - does this make a difference? – Jonathan Jul 5 '11 at 19:51
  • which site did you get the certificate from? – GMitch Jul 5 '11 at 21:33
  • @GMitch I got it from RapidSSL – Jonathan Jul 5 '11 at 23:43

This is how you can change the friendly name (maybe there is a better & quicker way, but I only know this one):

  1. Run mmc.exe
  2. File | Add/Remove Snap-in...
  3. Select Certificates and click "Add"
  4. in new pop-up window choose Computer account and click "Next"
  5. choose Local Computer and click "Finish"
  6. now "OK"
  7. On a left-side tree go to "Certificates (Local Computer) | Personal | Certificates"
  8. Find your certificate, right click -> Properties
  9. Change Friendly name field's value and save
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  • Will it require a reboot to take effect? – jwalker May 30 '16 at 13:29
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    @jwalker No reboots in my practice -- it's only a name (description) after all. – LazyOne May 30 '16 at 13:56

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