IISW-SI-000241 - The IIS 8.5 private website have a server certificate issued by DoD PKI or DoD-approved PKI Certification Authorities (CAs).


The use of a DoD PKI certificate ensures clients the private website they are connecting to is legitimate, and is an essential part of the DoD defense-in-depth strategy.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the procedures below for each site hosted on the IIS 8.5 web server:

Open the IIS 8.5 Manager.

Click the Server name.

Double-click 'Server Certificates'.

Click 'Import' under the 'Actions' pane.

Browse to the DoD certificate location, select it, and click 'OK'.

Remove any non-DoD certificates if present.

Click on the site needing the certificate.

Select 'Bindings' under the 'Actions' pane.

Click on the binding needing a certificate and select 'Edit', or add a site binding for HTTPS.

Assign the certificate to the website by choosing it under the 'SSL Certificate' drop-down and clicking 'OK'.

See Also


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References: 800-53|SC-23(5), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002470, Rule-ID|SV-214479r879798_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SI-000241, STIG-Legacy|SV-91545, STIG-Legacy|V-76849, Vuln-ID|V-214479

Plugin: Windows

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