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    Right now I am using OWA without SSL and obviously everything works great.

    I'm debating whether I should implement SSL with forms-basted auth. We have some smartphones and blackberrys - and from what I read, these might have problems.

    Any opinions out there?

  • #2
    Re: OWA w/o SSL

    hfctpl

    If you want to install a certificate authority.

    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/..._OWA_2003.html

    and the headache that comes with it you can follow the instructions at the website mentioned above.


    HTH
    gaaq

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    • #3
      Re: OWA w/o SSL

      $12.88 for an SSL certificate.
      http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other...rtificates.asp

      I bought one from there and it works great. I needed it because I wanted to sync a bunch of Nokia N95's with Outlook. The phones worked anyway apart from them moaning about the certificate every 5 minutes. Resolved that after buying the above. Cheapest place I found on the net.

      We don't use forms by the way. I too read that you will hit issues when attempting to sync mobile devices when using forms based authentication.
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      • #4
        Re: OWA w/o SSL

        So you are using SSL w/o FBA?

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        • #5
          Re: OWA w/o SSL

          Yes without.
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          • #6
            Re: OWA w/o SSL

            our smartphones and blackberrys check for email every 1 minute - will this cause a problem?

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            • #7
              Re: OWA w/o SSL

              I don't see why they should. Besides arn't smartphones using Direct Push (2003 SP2)?

              How are the blackberrys configured? POP3, IMAP or BES?
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              • #8
                Re: OWA w/o SSL

                pop for the blackberry's.

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                • #9
                  Re: OWA w/o SSL

                  Are the smartphones doing a full sync then? IE contacts, tasks, calendars and emails?
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                  • #10
                    Re: OWA w/o SSL

                    Yeah, syncing all.

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                    • #11
                      Re: OWA w/o SSL

                      Been running Exchange 2003 SP2 with Forms-based authentication with OWA & SSL without any issues for the past 2 years. ActiveSync via smartphones & pocketpc's is an easy setup with users up in about 5 minutes.

                      There are a number of links to assist with any errors.

                      Here are a few:

                      http://www.petri.com/configuring_for...hange_2003.htm
                      http://mcpmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=1379

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                      • #12
                        Re: OWA w/o SSL

                        Did you purchase a SSL?

                        If I buy one for 2 years - how do I know when it expires? What happens if it expires and I didn't renew? I'm a little confused with the process...

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                        • #13
                          Re: OWA w/o SSL

                          If you buy one for two years, it expires in... two years.
                          I think if you don't renew the device browsing will look at the expiry date and flag it to the user. Much like the warning when it see's a self signed certificate.
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                          • #14
                            Re: OWA w/o SSL

                            If I buy one - is this something I load on the server?

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