My team has recently moved to Windows 7 for our developer machines. We are attempting to configure IIS for application testing. Our application requires SSL and client certificates in order to authenticate.

What I've done:

  • I have configured IIS to require SSL and require (and tried accept) certificates under SSL Settings.
  • I have created the https binding and set it to the proper server certificate.
  • I've installed all the root and intermediate chain certificates for the soft certificates properly in current user and local machine stores.

The problem

When I browse to the web site, the SSL connection is established and I am prompted to choose a certificate. The issue is that the certificate is one that is created by my company that would be invalid for use in the application. I am not given the soft certificates that I have installed using MMC and IE.

We are able to utilize the soft certs from our development machines to our Windows 2008 servers that host the application.

What I did:

  • I have attempted to copy the Root CA to every folder location for the Current User and Location Machine account stores that the company certificate's root is in.

My questions:

  • Could I be mishandling the certs anywhere else?
  • Could there be a local/group policy that could be blocking the other certs from use?
  • What (if anything) should have to be done differently on Windows 7 from 2008 in regards to IIS?

Thanks for your help.

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    I dont have an answer, but I would like all the drive by, shit question asking folks to take note of how it should be done. – DanBig Sep 18 '13 at 17:34
  • @Jay. This is a great question. Thanks for adding good content to the community here. – user62491 Nov 8 '13 at 17:46

The problem is due to some external security policies that renew each week. Recreated the above process with a PC not on the network and it worked fine. Thanks overzealous security administrators!

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