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Hosting Site with self signed certification in IIS RRS feed

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  • User708137807 posted

    Hi Team,  

    We was already having an application with hosted with default http protocol. I have created a self signed certificate  and hosted site  with https .  While browsing the site internally through in the server where site is hosted there by hitting https://testsiteabc.com in IE the site gets displayed properly.  But While Accesing from outside from the server the its not getting displayed. is that something related Port 443 ? Please let me know how would it be achievable?. 

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 1:11 PM

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  • User1124521738 posted

    you'll more than likely need to add the cert to all prospective client systems as a trusted cert

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/robert_mcmurray/archive/2013/11/15/how-to-trust-the-iis-express-self-signed-certificate.aspx

    self signed certs have no central body to validate against and therefore because the issuer isn't a standard CA the cert cannot be validated when visiting from clients, this is why purchasing a cert when doing a general release is best - some certs can be gotten for 1-2 years for under $50 if you are needing to release this site to the general public.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:40 PM
  • User708137807 posted

    Yes , its true But Yet i we are not trying to go for Buying SSL Certificate , i wanted  it by doing Self Signed Certification only, ?

    Friday, February 19, 2016 1:26 PM
  • User-782232518 posted

    How did you get the domain name solution work for this test machine itself? If via hosts file, then on other machines, you also need to modify hosts files to point to the IP address of the IIS machine. Meanwhile, port 443 must be opened on the IIS machine's firewall.

    Sunday, March 27, 2016 1:01 PM