Certificates (IIS 6.0)

Certificates are a form of digital identification for your server, and for clients that are requesting information from your server. Their function is similar to that of a passport, or other official identity card, which identifies the person carrying it. Certificates are part of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) features of Internet Information Services (IIS) that establish a secure connection over which sensitive information can be sent.

This section includes the following information:

Server Certificates

Obtaining Server Certificates: Describes how to obtain a server certificate.

Installing Server Certificates: Describes how to install a server certificate.

Backing Up Server Certificates: Describes how to back up a server certificate.

Configuring a List of Trusted Certification Authorities: Explains how to add new certification authorities to your server's list of trusted issuing authorities.

Managing Server Certificates Programmatically in IIS 6.0: Describes samples that use the certificate component to import, copy, save, and back up server certificates.

Client Certificates

Obtaining Client Certificates in IIS 6.0: Describes how to obtain user digital identifications, called client certificates.

Enabling Client Certificates in IIS 6.0: Describes how to enable SSL authentication of client certificates.

Backing Up Client Certificates in IIS 6.0: Describes how to create a copy of a client certificate.

Checking the Status of Client Certificates in IIS 6.0: Explains how to verify the validity of your users' client certificates.

Mapping Client Certificates to User Accounts in IIS 6.0: Describes how to map client certificates in one of three ways.

Related Information

For information about regulating how users access your Web server files and directories, see Access Control with IIS 6.0.

For information about setting up or changing encryption settings, see IIS 6.0 Encryption.



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