The task of enabling SSL on your server is very simple. It doesn’t require any code changes assuming your server is already listening on httpand port 443.


  • On the server install a server-side certificate (includes private key) that can be verified by the client, i.e. it chains to a Trusted Root certificate that is installed on the client. This certificate should go into *Certificates (Local Computer)\Personal\Certificates*. Also, make sure that the certificate’s subject is issued for your URL.

The actual steps of configuring SSL on the server is very simple:

  1. From elevated command line execute following command to delete all previous bindings for port 443 (obviously, port can be different):
netsh http delete sslcert ipport=
  1. From elevated command line establish binding between certificate and port:
netsh http add sslcert ipport= certhash=YourCertHash appid={YOUR-APP-ID} certstorename=MY

Successful response to the first command is “SSL Certificate successfully deleted”, for the second is “SSL Certificate successfully added”. You can also see your SSL bindings using following command:

netsh http show sslcert

At this point you should be good to go – make a call from the client to your server and SSL should be established.

Good luck and let me know if you run into issues!