IIS 5 & IIS 6
My requested SSL certificate isn't showing up in IIS
Last post Sep 09, 2009 06:10 PM by Paul Lynch
Sep 09, 2009 12:34 AM|Lyndonp|LINK
After requesting and installing MANY SSL certificates, I have come across an issue that I can't seem to overcome.
On IIS6, I have requested a SSL certificate and sent the request to the CA (which has been issued). My problem is that when I bring up the IIS manager to process the pending request through the wizard, it appears as if there is not a pending request (when
I know very well that there is - or was). Looking at the Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys folder shows a file that has the correct date/time from when I created the request, but it seems that somehow it has
gotten disconnected from IIS.
Is there any way to recover/reattach the file to IIS so that I can use the currently issued certificate?
I know that I can just request a new one, but due to corporate circumstances, it would be much better if I can recover what I have.
Sep 09, 2009 12:06 PM|Paul Lynch|LINK
In the Certificate snap-in in the MMC you should be able to see if the pending certificate request is still there.
Sep 09, 2009 12:32 PM|Lyndonp|LINK
The pending request doesn't show in the MMC either - should have mentioned that earlier.
But a fresh mind this morning (and another google search) turned up this:
which did the trick. Still not sure how the request got disassociated from the private key - but all is well now...
Sep 09, 2009 06:10 PM|Paul Lynch|LINK
I'm puzzled. The article you reference clearly states that the private key can still be found in the certificate store. If it wasn't there, how did you recover your certificate's private key ?