How to Remove the SSL Certificate From IIS

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How to Remove the SSL Certificate From IIS
You have the option of using an SSL certificate to encrypt the transmissions from and to your server. (Internet - eingabefeld Internet http://www image by pmphoto from Fotolia.com)

The Windows Server operating system contains a tool called Internet Information Services Manager, better known as IIS, that helps you use your hardware as a web server for hosting a site. When configuring your IIS settings, you have the option of using an SSL certificate to encrypt the transmissions from and to your server. If you want to reverse this, any administrator can remove the SSL certificate and disable the encryption.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • PC server running Windows Server 2003 or later

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log in to your PC server with an account that has administrative privileges.

  2. 2

    Go into the Start menu, open the "Administrative Tools" submenu and select "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" from the list of tools.

  3. 3

    Navigate to the "Web Sites" directory on the left side of the window.

  4. 4

    Right-click on the icon labelled "Default Web Site" and choose "Properties."

  5. 5

    Go to the "Directory Security" tab at the top of the pop-up window.

  6. 6

    Press the "Server Certificate" button under the "Secure Communications" heading.

  7. 7

    Choose the "Remove the current certificate" option.

  8. 8

    Hit "Next" and "Finish" to complete the process and remove the SSL certificate from your website.

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