Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are used to secure communication between the server & a browser. In this article, we will go through the process of installing an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Office 365.
The Prerequisites for Installing an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Office 365:
To install an SSL certificate on your Microsoft Office 365 account, you need the following:
- A valid SSL Certificate in .PFX format that has been purchased from a known CA (Certificate Authority).
- The corresponding private key of the certificate.
- Access to the Admin portal of your Office 365 account with Global Administrator permission.
- Generate CSR on Office 365
Step-by-Step Guide for Installing an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Office 365
- Navigate to Start > Administrative Tools, then select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager for efficient access.
- Locate the Server Certificates option from the Main Menu.
- To complete the certificate request, navigate to the “Actions” tab and click on “Complete Certificate Request.”
- To finish off your Certificate Request, click the three-dot button and choose where you’d like to save your SSL Certificate.
- Give your SSL Certificate a New Name!
- Choose the ‘Personal’ option from the ‘Select a Certificate Store‘ drop-down menu and press OK.
- The next step is to assign the SSL certificate and bind it to your website. Identify your web server from the Sites folder, then click on the site you’d like to lock down with a secure connection.
- To bind services, select ‘Bindings’ under the Actions tab.
- If there isn’t an available HTTPS binding in the Site Bindings Window, simply click on “Add” and switch the Type from HTTP to HTTPS.
- To activate the SSL Certificate, select the certificate from the drop-down list that you renamed in the above step, and click ‘OK‘ to confirm.
- That’s it! You have now successfully installed your SSL Certificate on Microsoft Office 365.
If you run into any issues during the process of the SSL installation on Microsoft Office 365, here are some tips that might help:
- Test your SSL Installation with our SSL Checker Tool
- Make sure that your certificate is in a .PFX format.
- Check if your private key matches the corresponding certificate.
- Ensure that you have the necessary permissions to install the SSL Certificate (for example, Global Administrator permission).
- Make sure that you have assigned the correct binding for the SSL Certificate.
- Double check all steps to ensure no mistakes were made during installation.
- If all else fails, reach out to customer service or technical support for assistance.
What is the importance of installing an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Office 365?
Installing an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Office 365 is important for the security of your website, as it will protect all communication between a server and browser with secure encryption.
What do I need to install an SSL Certificate?
You will need a valid SSL Certificate in .PFX format that has been purchased from a known CA (Certificate Authority), as well as the corresponding private key of the certificate, and access to the Admin Portal of your Office 365 account with Global Administrator Permission.
How do I assign the SSL Certificate in Office 365?
To assign the SSL Certificate, simply identify your web server from the Sites folder, then click on the site you’d like to lock down with a secure connection. Then select ‘Bindings’ under the Actions tab and choose HTTPS as the type and select your certificate from the drop-down list to activate it.