How To Install The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (Beta) Web Client – Installing a Self-Signed Certificate In IIS

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that IIS is installed, we need to create a security certificate for use with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 web client.

In a production environment I would use a proper signed certificate but for testing purposes, I’m going to go with a self signed certificate.

To create a self-signed certificate, open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, select the machine running the web site (in my case the machine is called GP2013TEST) and then double click on Server Certificates;

Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager - GP2013TEST Home

On the right hand panel, click Create Self-Signed Certificate;

Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager - Server Certificates

Enter a friendly name for the certificate;

Create Self-Signed Certificate - Specify Friendly Name

When created the view in IIS will be updated to show the certificate and the machine name the certificate was created for (this will be the fully qualified domain name);

Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager - Server Certificates

To apply the certificate, navigate to the Default Web Site in the left hand panel and then click Bindings in the right hand panel;

Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager - Default Web Site Home

This shows all the IP and port bindings on the selected web site. To add a new binding, click Add;

Site Bindings

Set the Type to https which will default the port to 443, which you can change should you want to use a different port, and select the SSL certificate created earlier;

Add Site Binding

Click View to open the certificate or OK to continue;


Once done the binding will show in the Site Bindings window;

Site Bindings

With the self-signed certificate installed and bound to the web site, I’m now ready to proceed to installing the web client itself, which I will do in the next post.

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