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Binding in Windows IIS 10

Binding a certificate to a website in IIS means that you are activating the installed digital certificate and associating it with a particular website, port, and/or IP Address. Binding in IIS can be performed by following these simple steps. (These instructions assume that you have already installed your certificate in IIS.)

Note: These procedures were tested on Windows 10 in IIS 10.0, but will also work in IIS 7.x and 8.x.
  1. Start IIS Manager. One quick way to do this is by opening the Run command, then typing inetmgr and clicking the OK button.

    Run window

  2. In the Connections pane on the left side of the window, navigate to the Server and Site you wish to bind the certificate to.

    Select server and site

  3. In the Actions pane on the right, click Bindings…

    Bindings...

  4. Click the Add… button.

    Add...

  5. The Add Site Binding window will open. For Type, select https.

    https

  6. For IP address, select All Unassigned, or the site’s IP address.

    select IP address

  7. For Port, enter 443.

    Port

  8. Select the desired certificate from the SSL certificate drop-down menu.

    select certificate

  9. You can use the View… button to get details about the selected certificate.

    View... button

    Certificate details

  10. If you are serving more than one domain name from the same IP address, enter it in the Host name field and check the Require Server Name Indication box. If not, you can safely leave these blank.

    Host name and SNI

  11. Click the OK button to close the window.

    OK button

  12. Verify that the binding has been added, then close the Site Bindings window by clicking the Close button.

    OK button

  13. You may can also edit an existing binding. To do this, simply select the item and click Edit. You can change the port, the IP Address, the host name, and the certificate to use.

    Edit binding

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