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How to add an SSL Certificate to Savance Workplace On-Premise Hosted Servers

Why have a SSL Certificate?

You may want to add an SSL Certificate to Savance Workplace to ensure the owning organization is legitimate and not a third-party, or other unsavory organization, which may use your information for illicit purposes

What is the purpose of an SSL on a web server?

When a SSL certificate is used on a web server, it activates the padlock and the HTTPS protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.

How do I get a SSL Certification?

The certificates must be issued by a Certificate Authority, which must verify the identity and legitimacy of those who request a certificate. You can request for a certificate by doing the following:

  1. Navigate to the Start Menu -> Type in “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager” -> Select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Click on your computer name in the left window pane
  3. In the middle of the screen under IIS select Server Certificates
  4. In the right window pane click Create Certificate Request
  5. Now type in your Company Name, Organization, Organization Unit, City/Locality, State/Providence, and Country/Region where applicable and then click Next
  6. Select your Cryptographic service provider (They encrypt your request for your SSL Certificate and are not the ones giving you your digital certificate) and Bit length
  7. Next Specify a file name for your Certificate request and save it somewhere safe
  8. You can now send this request file to your desired SSH provider for approval

More info can be found here for different versions of IIS
Click here to see the procedure of binding your newly purchased SSL to your website

Below are some sources you can purchase your SSL Certificate from:
How to assign an SSL Certificate to the Savance EIOBoard website:
  1. Navigate to the EIOBoard site in IIS
  2. Edit Site Bindings
  3. In the Site Binding window either add a binding for HTTPS, or edit the HTTPS binding if it already exists
  4. If adding a new binding, set type to HTTPS
  5. Once on HTTPS, select the SSL Certificate on the server you wish to use
  6. Click OK and your website should now be configured to accept secure connection and tied to an SSL Certificate
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