Configure an SSL Certificate for HRA

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

To provide Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication, you must install a computer certificate on the Health Registration Authority (HRA) server. You do not need to perform this procedure if you will not use SSL with HRA.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

Obtain a computer certificate on HRA

In this procedure, Certificate Manager will be used to obtain a computer certificate from Active Directory Certificate Services (ADĀ CS).

To obtain a computer certificate on HRA

  1. Click Start, click Run, in Open, type mmc, and then press ENTER.

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click Certificates, click Add, select Computer account, click Next, and then click Finish.

  4. Click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box.

  5. In the left pane, double-click Certificates, right-click Personal, point to All Tasks, and then click Request New Certificate.

  6. The Certificate Enrollment dialog box opens. Click Next.

  7. Select the Computer check box, and then click Enroll. See the following example.

  8. Verify that Succeeded is displayed to indicate the status of certificate installation, and then click Finish.

  9. Close the Console1 window.

  10. Click No when prompted to save console settings.