Obtaining a Server Certificate from Let's Encrypt Using Certify The Web
Certify The Web (a.k.a Certify) is a Let's Encrypt GUI for Windows, allowing you to request, deploy
We need to follow the below-mentioned process to complete the setup of the SSL certificate.
Step:1 Open the URL for downloading Certify:- https://certifytheweb.com
Step:2 Run the installer as an Administrator
Step:3 Accept the license agreement and then click the Next button:
Step:4 Leave the default installation path then click the Next button:
Step:5 Click the Next button:
Step:6 Click the Install button:
Step:7 Click the Finish button:
Step:1 Launch Certify The Web, this message will be displayed, click the OK button:
Step:2 Enter your email address(firstname.lastname@example.org) then click the Yes, I Agree option and the REGISTER CONTACT button:
Step:3 The Certify user interface will be displayed. Click the New Certificate button:
Step:4 In the Certificate Domains property sheet:
Step:5 Once the ADD DOMAINS button was clicked a new row is added to the property sheet to reflect that
Step:6 Click the Authorization button to proceed to the next property sheet.
Step:7 The Domain Authorization sheet requires the Website Root Directory. Start IIS Manager and navigate in the
Step:8 Select the text in the Physical Path text box and copy it to the clipboard:
Step:9 Return to the Certify The Web app and in the Domain Authorization property sheet:
Step:10 Then click the Deployment button to proceed to the next property sheet.
In the Certificate Deployment sheet:
Step:11 Then click the Show Advanced Options check box.
Clicking the Other Options button displays this sheet and the default settings are acceptable:
Step:11 Click the Test button
Step:12 Assuming the test completes successfully click the right arrow to collapse the Test Progress pane:
Step:13 If the test were successful proceed by clicking the Request Certificate button:
Step:14 If the test was unsuccessful, see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this article.
The request process will begin:
Step:15 It should complete successfully:
Step:16 Click the Settings tab, the defaults are acceptable:
Step:1 In IIS Manager, check the bindings for TCP 443. Navigate to the Default Web Site in the left pane and click on Bindings in the Actions pane on the right:
Step:1 In the Site Bindings dialog, select the row for https, port 443, then click the Edit button:
Step:2 You should see that Certify installed the certificate it obtained and bound it to All Unassigned for TCP port 443:
Step:3 Click on the View button.
The certificate information will be displayed. Notice that Let's Encrypt certificate expires in 90 days.
Article ID: 1372
Last updated: 10 Jan, 2021