Demystifying The Code

Self-Signed Certificates on IIS 7 – the Easy Way and the Most Effective Way

I have found myself creating self-signed certificates for developing and testing many times over the years.  It seems that they are spaced out just enough that I forget the process and have to walk up that nasty learning curve again.  Oddly enough, while in the end the process is not difficult, there are some easy wrong turns to take and the good information seems to be spread out over the internet.  For that reason (and so I can refer back to this post later when I need it) I am going to illustrate the typical way to create a self-signed cert on IIS 7, point out the major issue with that process and finally illustrate how to solve that issue once-and-for-all.   

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Demystifying The Code