SSL certificates – Import a 3rd party SSL certificate to Exchange 2010

Check article for the generation of the certificate

Problem

You are required to import a 3rd party SSL certificate into your exchange server to secure your various services

Solution

From the right menu of your Exchange management console select the Server Configuration, then on the right menu select Import Exchange certificate

Select your pfx file generated in the previous article (top of the page) steps
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Select the server to assign the certificate to
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If you have more Exchange server click the plus sign to add them or skip this step
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Click Import to import the exchange certificate
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Review your certificate information
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You may notice under Server Configuration => Exchange certificates that your new certificate has no services assigned. Select the new certificate and select Assign Services to Certificate
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Select the required services from the
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Click Next and Assign to assign the services
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You may get some additional popups, you can select Yes:
“Do you want to enforce SSL Communication on the root web site? if not, rerun the cmdlet with the -DoNotRequireSSL parameter.”
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Overwrite existing default SMTP certificate,
‘thumbprint1’ (expires date time 1) with certificate ‘thumbprint2’ (expires date time 2)?

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Once complete, review and select Finish
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You can check your outlook web access using https://owasubdomain.mydomain.com to verify that the certificate has been added correctly

Tested Platform

Windows 2012 R2
Windows 2008 R2

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