The SSL/TLS Certificate Install Wizard is used to generate and/or install an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificate that enables clients to make secure, encrypted connections to your server program.

The wizard can be used in one of two ways:

Generate and install a new self-signed certificate:

See Self-Signed SSL Certificates for important information about self-signed certificates.

Install an existing certificate:

The alternative to creating a self-signed certificate is to obtain a certificate signed by a certificate authority, using a certificate signing request. Ensure the certificate is in PKCS#12 format, which usually has a file extension of .p12 or .pfx. Once you have the certificate file: