Setting up a local SSL development environment for multiple sites 19 April 2011 Daniel-Fisher-(lennybacon) Article, ASP.NET, Project, Security The environment should also work on a notebook while working at a coffee shop. The need for a NIC that is always connected. 1. Add a loopback adapter... [WIN] + [R] | hdwwiz.exe 2. Open the “Network and Sharing Center” … 3. Click “Change adapter settings” and identify the loopback adapter… 4. Rename the loopback adapter… 5. Open loopback adapter’s properties… 6. Disable IP v6… 7. Edit IP v4 settings and assign an IP Address… 8. Click advanced an add another IP address for each SSL-Site to be hosted… 9. Open “IIS Manager” and click “Server Certificates”… 10. Click “Create self signed certificate” for each SSL site to be hosted and choose the host name as friendly name… 11. Assign each site to be hosted a dedicated IP address plus certificate… 12. Associated IP addresses with host names in the hosts file (or install DNS Services when on Server 2008)… Done!