SSL Certificate Installation

SSL Certificate Installation for Exchange 2013

If you have not yet created a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and ordered your certificate, see Exchange 2013 CSR Creation.

Installing with the Exchange PowerShell:

  1. import your certificate
    • using MMC or Exchange Console
  2. Enable Certificate and Assign Services
    • Run the Follwing Command

Enable-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint “your Cert Thumbprint” -Services POP,IMAP,SMTP,IIS

Installing with the Exchange Management Console

  1. Download your certificate. Ex: certificate file name cer.
  2. Copy thecer file to your Exchange server’s network share folder (where you saved the CSR).
  3. Access the Exchange Admin Center by opening a browser and browsing to https://localhost/ecp
  4. Login using Domain\user name as the format for the user name and enter your password.
  5. Click the link to Servers in the left column, then Certificates at the top right.
  6. Select your certificate from the menu in the center of the screen (listed by its Friendly Name), and then click the “Complete” link located in the right column.cert_installation (1)
  7. Enter the network share path to where your certificate file is locatedcert_installation (2)
  8. The certificate should be successfully installed on the server.
  9. Now, to enable your certificate for use, go back to the Certificates section of the Exchange Admin Center, highlight the certificate you want to use and click edit cert_installation (3)
  10. Click the Services option on the left side.
  11. Select the services for which you would like to enable your new certificate, click Save.            cert_installation (4)

Your certificate should now be Installed and Enabled for use with Exchange.

Exporting to your ISA Server (VERY IMPORTANT)

When exporting your certificate, make sure to include all certificates in the certification chain, when prompted. Otherwise, your certificate will not work properly.

If you are currently using an ISA (Internet Security and Acceleration) server in front of your Exchange 2010 server, or need to export your SSL certificate to any other Microsoft server type, see our Exchange export instructions for a step-by-step walkthrough.

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