I’ve probably glossed past this a few times, but it turns out getting SSL working on your dev machine is less painful than you’d think…
- install iis60rkt.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56fc92ee-a71a-4c73-b628-ade629c89499&DisplayLang=en on your local machine. It’s intended for IIS 6.0 but it works
in IIS 5.1.
- Select custom install if you only want to use SelfSSL.
Otherwise, install all.There’s a lot of other useful stuff there.
- Select Programs –> IIS Resources –> SelfSSL –> SelfSSL
- In the command prompt, you’ll see a list of all possible
- Type ‘selfssl.exe
/V:60’ This indicates the certificate is valid for 60 days
- Type Y to answer the
question “Do you want to replace the SSL settings for site 1 (default website)
- Type ‘iisreset’ to
If your browser prompts something like ‘Certification Authority not recognised’ (in Firefox), just put the url in the exception list or override the warnings when viewing the page.
Thanks to Ricky for getting this info together.