I have created an Asp.Net Razor site in Visual Studio 2017. Anyway I was given a series of steps by Winhost for getting free SSL certificate. I followed those steps using SSL for Free. I've used FileZilla to create the folder path and uploaded the verification files.
This is what's happening in the verification files that I uploaded to my site to get my SSL certificate. It says in Firefox that there's a syntax error. It can't read the first character. I am conjecturing something wrong is happening in my web.config file.
Here is the code of my web.config file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <configuration> <system.webServer> <staticContent> <mimeMap fileExtension="." mimeType="text/xml" /> </staticContent> </system.webServer> <system.web> <trust level="Full"/> <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.6.1"/> <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.6.1"/> </system.web> <runtime> <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1"> <dependentAssembly> <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Helpers" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35"/> <bindingRedirect oldVersion="22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199" newVersion="188.8.131.52"/> </dependentAssembly> <dependentAssembly> <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.WebPages" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35"/> <bindingRedirect oldVersion="184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11" newVersion="18.104.22.168"/> </dependentAssembly> </assemblyBinding> </runtime> </configuration>
My objective is for these verification files which I downloaded from SSL for Free to be read on my domain on the server end. If they show a series of alhpa numerical characters then I can download a free security certificate that Winhost will then willingly install for me.
Here are the verification files I have on the server. I was hesitant to provide this at first due to security reasons but now I realize I can just regenerate different verification files later. Here they are. In case the links don't work it says in Firefox "XML Parsing Error: syntax error".