Sectigo Intermediate Certificate Installation Guide

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Where to get Sectigo intermediate certificates and how to install them on Microsoft IIS web server

When your certificate authority (CA) of choice completes their SSL certificate validation process, they will send you the bundle of four or five files with *.crt extensions.

The Sectigo CA certificate bundle will contain:

  • One SSL certificate in Yourdomain.crt format
  • One Sectigo Root certificate (for example, AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt)
  • Two or three Sectigo intermediate certificates (for example: Intermediate CA SectigoUTNSGCCA.crt, UTNAddTrustSGCCA.crt, etc.)

Alternatively, you can download the CA Bundle from the below table.

PositivesSSL/EssentialSSL/Wildcard SHA-2 DV
InstantSSL/Pro/PremiumSSL SHA-2 OV
PositiveSSL Multi-Domain DV
Multi-Domain SSL/Unified Communications ECC DV
EV Multi-Domain SSL

Sectigo Intermediate Certificate: Installation Steps

To install an intermediate certificate on a Microsoft IIS web server, follow the directions below. However, to be able to access all of these screens, you’ll need to run the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) with administrator access.

Step 1: Download all certificates mentioned above on the desktop of the web server machine.

Step 2: Click the Start button and search for Run.

Step 3 Type mmc and click OK to access the Microsoft Management Console.

Run console for certificate management

Step 4: Click on File and select Add/Remove Snap-in.

certificate root console

Step 5: Select Certificates and click Add.

certificate management console

Step 6: Select Computer Account and click Next.

Add Certificate Console

Step 7: Select Local Computer and select Finish.

Certificate Selection Console

Step 8: Close the Snap-in box, click OK in the Add/Remove Snap-in.

Step 9: Return to the MMC screen.

To install your Sectigo Intermediate Certificate/Certificates certificate:

Right-click the Intermediate Certification Authorities. Select All Tasks and choose Import.

Certificate Root Console

Click Next.

Certificate Import Wizard

Step 10: Browse and Locate the Intermediate CA SectigoUTNSGCCA.crt and click Next.

When the wizard is done, click Finish. (Note: You can select only one intermediate certificate file at a time.)

Import Wizard for Certificate

Step 11: Go back to the MMC and repeat the same procedures mentioned in steps 9 and 10 to install all of the remaining intermediate certificate files that you got from the CA.

Once you install all of the intermediate certificates, make sure all Sectigo intermediate certificates appear under Intermediate Certification Authorities (specify a location where this would appear).

Step 12: Restart the server.

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