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  • SSL Cert for OWA and RWW

    Hello,

    Currently we are using the self-signed certificate created during the install, so accessing http://remote.example.com and http://remote.example.com/owa results in the warning about the certificate which the owner is not too keen about.

    The registrar of our website supplies a free SSL certificate for a single domain - so as long as I get it for remote.example.com, then there'll be no more warnings, right?

    If I do this then what are we missing out on? Don't think the autodiscovery thing is a big deal for us; there are only a few users (less than 5 at the moment).

    Thanks for any insights (or links).
    Chris

    p.s. once I have the cert, I can use the wizard from the SBS console to install right? any gothchas?
    p.p.s. I know there's a lot to SBS 2008, so I'm currently reading "Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed" but it's taking time...

  • #2
    Re: SSL Cert for OWA and RWW

    Hey There, there isin't any more things to add to that, but you can always take a look ate this post http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=36572 . You can use the sbs console, first read how to get the correct settings to send to you registrar so you dont mistake, or else i don't think they will create a new one.

    Regards
    Kevin Guerreiro

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    • #3
      Re: SSL Cert for OWA and RWW

      Hi

      Yes I read that post, but I was not entirely sure what to do as my registrar is not one of the well better known ones, and I wanted to use the free certificate (so a single domain).

      Anyway, you were right, it is very simple. I followed the procedures given in the Unleashed book from pages 112 onwards. Basically, make a backup of the existing self-signed certificate (remote.example.com), create the CER request, log into the registrar's website to post the request, and then once created download/import it into the server. All the backup/request creation/import done using the IIS manager.

      All very quick (less than a hour from start to finish IIRC), and now users can connect to remote.example.com without the scary warning about a dodgy certificate

      Cheers
      Chris

      p.s. have not tried the auto-discovery thing yet, at the moment what definitely works is fine.

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      • #4
        Re: SSL Cert for OWA and RWW

        Glad to help you.

        Regards
        Kevin Guerreiro

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