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How to create a SSL certificate for your local IIS website using PowerShell

In order to develop apps using the HTTPS URL on your local machine, you should create SSL certificates.  SSL works by ensuring that any data transferred between users and websites or between two systems remains harder(if not impossible) to read as the data might potentially include some sensitive information, i.e. names, payment details etc. Please read this article for more details.  Creating a development SSL certificate will stop you from seeing the following error when you visit your local IIS website and potentially save you some headaches in the near future as things get more strict with security. There are multiple ways to generate a SSL certificate. I prefer to use Windows PowerShell to generate my local certificates and here is how you can do it; Open up PowerShell and run it as an Administrator Type the following command for your project and hit enter. New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName "YOURPROJECTNAME.localhost" -CertStoreLocation "cert:\LocalMachine\My"