Create a self-signed SSL certificate with SelfSSL from the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit

The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit contains a utility called SelfSSL.exe for quickly and easily creating and installing a self-signed certificate into IIS 6 for Windows 2003 or XP.

Download IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools

Install the resource kit

Go to Programs \ IIS Resources \ SelfSSL and select “SelfSSL”

Execute the following (modify for your environment):

selfssl.exe /N:CN=www.gssiwebs.com /K:1024 /V:180 /S:56792119 /P:443 /T

Go to the site to test.

Explanation of selfssl.exe switches (used in command above):

  • /N:CN=www.gssiwebs.com – common name of the certificate.
  • /K:1024 – key length.
  • /V:180 – number of days certificate is valid.
  • /S:56792119 – IIS site ID. Default is 1 for “default site.”
  • /P:443 – SSL port.
  • /T – Adds the self-signed certificate to “Trusted Certificates” list.