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How to Sign Certificate using Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) in windows server

In this tutorial you will learn how to install and configure Microsoft Certificate Authority windows server 
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On the server in which we have saved the CSR. if you don’t know how to Create Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Click Here
 
Go to Start ->  Internet Explorer
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If you installed  Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) on the same server in which you are hosting the website then in the Address Bar type http://localhost/certsrv and if you have install Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) some where else you have to type IP Address that server For example:  http://192.168.1.76/certsrv
Once you have open the Microsoft Certificate Services page Click On Request a certificate

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Click On advanced certificate request
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Click On 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. 
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In the empty box you have to copy the text from .CSR file and past it into the text box as shown below in Image 6 
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Copy all the text from the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file
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Past the copied text in the box as shown in the image. now click on Submit. 
 
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After you submit certificate request the certificate pending page will appear close this window.
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Go to Start -> Administrative Tools -> Certification Authority
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From the left pane expand the “Certification Authority (Local)”
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Click On Pending Requests folder ->  right click request id, select All Tasks, and then click on Issue.
 
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After Issuing the certificate verify the Certificate is Issued properly by Clicking On Issued Certificates.  Now close Certificate Authority window.

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Now open Microsoft Certificate Services Webpage. In the Address Bar type http://localhost/certsrv and if you have install Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) some where else you have to type IP Address that server For example:  http://192.168.1.76/certsrv


Click -> View the status of a pending certificate request.

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Click Save-Request Certificate ( DAY-MONTH-DATE-YEAR)
 
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Select DER encoded -> Click Download Certificate

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Click on Save

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Browser to folder where you want to save the Certificate.

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Click Open to view the Certificate.

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Here you can view all the details of the Certificate.
 
You successfully Issued Certificates using Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) on windows server  and downloaded the Certificate.