How to request an Exchange Certificate

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1. In Exchange 2010, under Server Configuration, right-click on the server and select ‘New Exchange Certificate’.

2. Enter the friendly name for the new cert

3. Under Client Access server, enter the domain name for under ‘Outlook Web App is on the internet (for activesync – enter the <web internet address> ex.

4. Enter OU information and select a location where you wanted to save the request file

5. Once completed, open the URL for the CERT server http://servername/certsrv

6. Select ‘Request a certificate’ under the task

7. Select ‘Submit a certificate request using a base-64-encoding

8. Open the request file you saved previously using a notepad and copy and paste the info in the certificate request window

9. Select ‘Web Server’ as Certificate Template and hit submit

10. Save the new cert then go back to the Exchange server and complete the request by point the request to the new cert

IMPORTANT: Open MMC Certificate and make sure there are no certificates that are self-signed. Delete any expired certificates if you can to avoid conflict.

To add a cert with alternate subjects:

1. Open MMC Certificate

2. Under Personal Cert, request for a new cert and select Computer Account

3. Select ‘Web Server’ and under Subject, Alternative Name, select DNS and add the alternate DNS names for the web server

4. Under the Private Key tab, expand Key Options and check ‘Make private key exportable’ and hit Apply

5. Once the certificate is generated, go back to MMC and assign appropriate roles for the certificate

6. Also, do not forget to import the same certificate to Trusted Root


2 thoughts on “How to request an Exchange Certificate

    Fiona said:
    August 14, 2014 at 3:13 am

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      Glen responded:
      August 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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