Watch a video demo to easily generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on a Microsoft Exchange 2010 server
To generate a CSR for Microsoft Exchange 2010, use the Exchange Certificate Wizard. Please perform the following steps:
- Open the Exchange Management Console by going to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
- Select Manage Databases
- Select Server Configuration in the left menu, and then New Exchange Certificate from the actions menu on the right.
- When prompted for a friendly name, enter a name by which you can easily remember and identify this certificate. This name is used for identification only and does not form part of the CSR.
- Under Domain Scope, leave the option to Enable wild card certificate unchecked and click Next.
Note: If you are requesting a Wildcard Certificate, select this option, click Next, and proceed to Step 8.
- In the Exchange Configuration menu, select the services that will be secured, and enter the URLs used to connect to those services.
- Click Next.
- In the Certificate Domains section, Exchange 2010 will provide a list of domains to include in your certificate request.
Note: Symantec enrollment pages will only recognize the URL that you Set as common name. It is recommended that you delete / remove the other URLs in this list. You will need to manually enter these URLs as Subject Alternative Names (SANs) when enrolling for the certificate (at Step 16).
- Click Next.
- In the Organization and Location section, please provide the following information:
- Organization: If your company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, you must spell out the symbol or omit it to enroll, for example: XY & Z Corporation would be XYZ Corporation or XY and Z Corporation.
- Organizational unit: This field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request.
- Country/region: Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.
- City/locality: The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley.
- State/province: Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California.
- Click Next.
- Click Browse to save the CSR to your computer as a .req file, then click Save.
- Click Next > New > Finish.
- You will now be able to open the CSR with notepad. Copy everything from the first - of the BEGIN line right through to the last - of the END line into the online order form.
- Verify you CSR
- Proceed to Enrollment:
How to Enroll for Certificate Using Subject Alternative Names:
- To enroll from a Symantec Trust Center, please see the following solution SO12322
- To enroll from a Managed PKI for SSL (MPKI) account, please see the following solution SO11051
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