How to Obtain a Certificate on a Windows 2003 Server

Before you configure ADAM, you must obtain a certificate. If you already have a certificate, import it into your "Personal store" and skip this procedure.

To create a certificate you need to install IIS and Certificate Authority. For information on how to install IIS refer to Microsoft. To install a Certificate authority select the Certificate services check box. (IIS should be installed before or at the same time as you install the certificate services).
  1. In a web browser, open http://localhost/certsrv.
  2. Click Request a certificate.
  3. Click Advanced certificate request.
  4. Click Create and submit a request to this CA.
  5. In the Name box, write the full DNS name of the server.
  6. Make sure Type of certificate is "Server authentication certificate".
  7. Select PCKS10 as the format.
  8. Optionally fill in the other information.
  9. In the Friendly name box write the full DNS name of the server.
  10. Click the Submit button.

You have now created a certificate request. To create a certificate you need to process the request.

  1. Open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Certification Authority.
  2. Browse to the Pending requests folder.
  3. Locate the certificate request, right-click it, and click All tasks > Issue.

The certificate has now been created and resides in the Issued certificates folder. Next you need to download and install the certificate.

  1. Open http://localhost/certsrv.
  2. Click View the status of a pending certificate request.
  3. Click the certificate request.
  4. Click the certificate to install it.