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SCSM : Enabling SSL on IIS 7.0/7.5 with a domain certificate instead of the standard self signed certificate

8:48 am in SCSM, Service Manager by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

In System Center Service Manager 2010, you can use the deployment guide procedure to deploy the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Self-Service Portal provides two Web sites, a self-service portal used by end users and an analyst portal used to manage change requests and to administer the Self-Service Portal.

To completely deploy the Self-Service Portal, you have to install the Self-Service Portal, install a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate in Internet Information Services (IIS), and then enable Windows Authentication in IIS. You must deploy the Service Manager management server before you deploy the Self-Service Portal.

To provide security, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be used with the Self-Service Portal. By default SCSM self service portal proposes you to use a self-signed certificate , which will result in an annoying popup “This site is not trusted, are you sure to continue” before getting to the enduser portal . To resolve this , we will use Domain Joined certificates from our PKI server , see the info below :


1. Go to IIS and select your server , then go to Server Certificates.


2. Once there , please select create domain Certificate , follow the wizard and at the end you will see that the certificate has been requested and created .


3. We are not yet there . Now we have to tell the website , what certificate to use . Select the SCSM portal and select bindings


4. Once the bindings window opens , select the correct certificate and click ok


5. Reboot your IIS and your done .


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Meet the SCUG Experts at the TechDays

8:30 am in experts, techdays by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

During this years TechDays you will notice that we have a Ask The Experts (ATE) booth.

During the three day conference you will find our experts at the ATE booths and will answer your questions. This is your opportunity to talk & learn from experts.

Below you find a list of System Center infrastructure experts that will be your hosts at ATE booth. Each break you will find some of the experts working at the booth.

Expert MVP Expertise
Alexandre Verkinderen SCOM System Center Operations Manager
Kim Oppalfens SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
Kenny Buntinx SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
Mike Resseler SCDPM System Center Data Protection Manager
Kurt Vanhoecke   System Center Service Manager
Kurt Roggen Windows Hyper-V
System Center Virtual Machine Manager


Please have a look at the other infrastructure MVP’s at Arlindo Alves blog if you have other questions at :




See you all at the Techdays !!


Hope it Helps ,


Kenny Buntinx