Creating a Self Signed Certificate

This page provides useful information on how to create a Self-Signed Certificate on the ASM Web Server.

SAML requires an SSL Certificate so for testing purposes you may wish self-signing certificate to be added to the certificate store.

You are also able to use a 3rd Party Certificate as long as this has been installed to the Local Certificate store.

  1. Open Internet Information Services(IIS) Manager.

  2. Select the Local Machine from the Connections tree

  3. Select Server Certificates from the IIS section.

  4. Select Create Self-Signed Certificate.

  5. Assign a friendly name to the certificate.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Open the Microsoft Management Console (type MMC in app search).

  8. Select File > Add/Remove Snap-in.

  9. Select Certificates from the list and click Add.

  10. Select Computer Account.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Select Local Computer.

  13. Click Finish.

  14. Within the MMC Console, expand Certificates tree, expand Personal Tree, and then select Certificates.

  15. Right Click your certificate from the list (check Friendly Name column to find the one you just created).

  16. Select All Tasks > Manage Private Keys.

  17. Click Add.

  18. In the Enter the object name to Select field, type Network.

  19. Click the Check Names button.

  20. If prompted, login with your standard domain credentials.

  21. Select Network Service from the list.

  22. Click OK, Apply and OK again. The certificate should now appear in the list of Signing Certificates in ASM Core.