Create a self-signed certificate

SolarWinds has created a PowerShell script to create a self-signed certificate suitable for AppInsight for IIS. This can be found at:

Once downloaded, execute the script by right-clicking it and selecting, Run with PowerShell. The following parameters apply:

  • IP address: Mandatory
  • Certificate lifetime in days: Optional

You can run this script with the default arguments from the PowerShell console or specify each one.

For example:

& '.\Create self-signed certificate script.ps1' 3650

where is the IP address of the node to be monitored by AppInsight for IIS and 3650 is 3,650 days (10 years).