CCS (Centralized Certificate Store) is feature we started using after IIS 8. It allows IIS to pick up website certificates from a network share instead of the local certificate store. For environments with multiple IIS servers, this is a feature that makes system administrators’ lives a lot easier. All you need to do is to add an IIS binding that points to CCS.
There are two steps to use CCS:
- Configure IIS to use CCS (a server-level setting in IIS)
- Add an IIS binding to your website. You can do it by
- Using IIS Manager OR
- Using PowerShell