IIS - create well-known folder

Using theĀ file validation it is required to place a file on a specific folder location on the web server. The location needs to be an hidden directory, usually this is done by adding a dot in front of the folder name. Windows Servers does not allow you to place a dot in a folder name, therefore you need to follow the next steps:

  1. Create a folder on the C-drive, name it well-known. In the recent created folder create another folder named pki-validation. Example: C:\well-known\pki-validation
  2. Place the text file in the pki-validation folder.
  3. Open the IIS Manager on the server, right click on your site and select Add Virtual Directory....
  4. In the Alias entry fill in .well-known and in the Psychical Path entry fill in the path to the Well Known folder. Example: C:\well-known
  5. End with OK, the folder and files within should work properly now.


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