Create a Certificate Request using Active Directory Certificate Services

Create a Certificate Request using Active Directory Certificate Services

Create a Certificate Request using Microsoft Management Console

Login to the Server where you want a certificate to be requested.

Open Microsoft Management Console (MMC) using mmc command. Make sure that you are running mmc as administrator. Click Add/Remove Snap-in

Select Certificates and click Add to add to the Selected snap-ins.

Select Computer account in Certificates snap-in.

Click Finish.

Click OK

Expand Certificates in Console Root.

Right click Personal -> All Tasks -> Advanced Operations -> Create Custom Request ..

Click Next

Click Next

Select Web Server in Template select option.

Click Next

Click Next

Click Details down arrow to configure options.

Click Properties and configure required properties.

Give a file name to save and click Finish.

Now we have completed a request. Let us generate the certificate if Active Directory Certificate Authority Web Enrolment is configured in your domain.

Generate Certificate:

Login to the webserver (in my case it is http://dc01.winadmin.org/certsrv/Default.asp).

Click Request a certificate and then click advanced certificate request.

Click the second option “Submit a certificate request by using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKCS #10 file, or submit a renewal request by using a base-64-encoded PKCS #7 file.”

Now open the request file with a notepad and copy text. Paste in the field Base-64-encoded certificate request. Select Certificate Template as Web Server and click Submit button.

The certificate is now ready to download.

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