Thursday, January 7, 2010

Assigning SSL Certificate for OWA Exchange 2010 Part 1

Goal: Assign SSL certificate for company OWA Exchange 2010 server

Environment:

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  • Log on to Exchange 2010 via web browser brings up warning as shown below…..

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Log on to Exchange 2010 Management Console

Server Configuration

  • Right Click on the CAS server
  • New Exchange Certificate

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  • Enter Friendly name for the certificate ( anything you want this is for you to see and remember what this cert is for)

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  • In this example we have one domain so wildcard certificate wont apply to here

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  • Click next

Now Click the arrows to fill out the required information, this part is real nice easy to fallow we will click on Client Access server

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Let me explain this a little bit so there is no confusion

The internal Domain Name space I use is SMTP25.local and server name is HTS01.SMTP25.Local

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So my users internally can open their browser and type Http://mail.smtp25.local they will get to my exchange server and here how DNS A record internally look like

  • On the local Domain Controller / DNS
  • Open DNS Console
  • New Host A record

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  • And type the IP address of the CAS server.

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  • Pretty simple internal DNS query will be perform by client Browser will go to Internal DNS server and since we do have A record pointing to CAS server, Client browser will be directed to CAS server.

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  • go back to Certificate wizard

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  • I will Click next

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  • Here is important, I have to pay attention to Common name, The common name is what clients will put into their browser when they are on outside of your network ( Internet) and this record must exist on the Public DNS server.

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  • I created folder on C and give name to Certificate to make me remember what it is in the future

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  • Now let’s get the certificate from C drive make right click open, open with notepad

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  • This is end of part one , please read part two to complete the cert process

best,

Oz Casey , Dedeal

MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +

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11 comments:

vijay said...

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oliver said...

Currently I cannot find much on assigning via the new Exchange 2010 post, so congratulations to you. I am currently looking to configure my new server to a chain of SSL Certificates I've recently purchased from SSL247.co.uk, so any further articles based on the 2010 server would be greatly received!

Philip said...

I just got completed the part one and now going to read out the part two, over to EV SSL Certificate, i would be more interested to get information on Code Signing Certificate as well, which both i found to be very useful rather than other types like Essential etc.

Nill Smith said...

I am currently searching to configure my new server to a alternation of SSL Certificates. I've afresh purchased from ClickSSL.com. It provides Wildcard SSL Certificates, Geotrust SSL, Verisign SSL, EV SSL Certificates, CodeSigning SSL & More.

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Currently, I can not find much on the distribution through the new Exchange 2010 post, so congratulations to you. I am trying to configure my new server to an SSL certificate chain.

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It is nice information about to install OWA Exchage 2010 because it is difficult to manage all task step by step. if there some mistake it is may be gone a wrong .Col

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Anonymous said...

Hello

Both part 1 and part 2 are excellent postings. They have screenshots for each step of the way and added explanations where particular care / focus is needed.

Well done and thank you.

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