Self-signed Certificate

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Full Definition or Meme

An Authority root-of-trust is a Self-signed Certificate.


Federation or public chain of trust is rooted in a Self-signed Certificate.


on Windows with IIS

  • Context Windows IIS 7 that contains the service that needs a SSL certificate
  1. Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar, Search for IIS, and open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. Click on the name of the server in the Connections column on the left. Double click the Server Certificates icon.
  3. In the Actions column on the right hand side, click on Create Self Signed Certificate.
  4. Enter the friendly name you wish to use to identify the certificate, and then click OK.
  5. You now have an IIS Self Signed Certificate, valid for one year, which will be listed under Server Certificates. The common name, is the server name.