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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of James Frederickson, Damian Leibaschoff, and Justin Crosby]
Today we will discuss one method for installing a public certificate on your SBS 2003 Server. This post describes how to request and install the certificate into IIS. A future post will cover scenarios with ISA. Since there can be some delay with third party certificate authorities issuing your new certificate and you should not run OWA, RWW, etc without SSL, we suggest that you create a temporary web site for the certificate request as demonstrated below. Since we are using a temporary site we will not be using the CEICW for this process.
Some Certificate Authorities require that you install an Intermediate certificate on your server. If your CA does not require this please continue onto the next section (Installing the SSL Certificate into IIS). If your CA does require an Intermediate certificate you must download and install this CA's intermediate certificate bundle (gd_iis_intermediates.p7b) on your Web server before installing your certificate.
Once you have downloaded and saved the certificate bundle, please follow the instructions below to install it:
This completes the process. This process is designed for servers without ISA. We are working on a follow-up post that will cover moving the certificate from IIS to ISA.
Today's SBS blog post brought to you by James Frederickson, Damian Leibaschoff, and Justin Crosby
For ISA, check out my procedure...
It can be used with other certificates, but I used GoDaddy because for $20/year, it's hard to beat that deal. It works, I sell this service, and it takes about an hour, if you have the e-mail for the domain technical contact (the whois one, not the SBS one).
Thanks for the standard one. I had (in mind) how to do it, but hadn't put it to paper (or pixels) yet.
Should really post that the p7b is a godaddy specific fix for proper SSL chaining
I published a procedure that does the ISA cert install last year, and so far, it is pretty successful. Feel free to use that as a start for your procedure!
I know it says GoDaddy, but it can be used with other certificates. GoDaddy is cheap, though.
Fasten your seatbelts. You need a third party Godaddy cert as the built in self signed cert won't
It all started when we needed to make a name change on the DSL account.. but you see.. we can't do
http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2008/02/08/double-check-those-ip-addressses.aspx When I was doing