Setting up a self-signed certificate for use with Windows 7 IIS 7.5 and Postgresql

Posted at 1:17:11 AM in SQL (4) | Read count: 2135

I was setting up a local environment to do some design work and since I set my Postgresql server to only accept certificates that were signed, I had to set this up on my development PC as well. I already had pgAdmin working with the certificates. The environment variables were correctly set, but I kept getting this error below.

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers

could not get home directory to locate root certificate file Either provide the file or change sslmode to disable server certificate verification.

What to do... 

Because the environment variables pointed to a location on my hard drive that IIS didn't have access to, I added those permissions. When I made changes on my 2003 server, I was able to start and stop the World Wide Web Publishing service and the environment variables were loaded. However, that did not work this time. I'm not sure what service needed to be restarted, but a reboot of the system properly loaded the variables and IIS stopped complaining about the location of the certificates.

Written by Leonard Rogers on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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