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Proper way of making certificates

Posted on 2006-07-01
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Hey,

I was wondering about the proper procedure to make certs for SBS 2003.
I have a website e.g. www.website.com with ip 12.12.12.12.
The SBS 2003 server resides at public ip 21.21.21.21.

I want to link from www.website.com -> https://21.21.21.21/ ... per say.

I've already created a certificate but I used www.website.com for the .. website name (using the SBS wizard as part of Configure EMail and Internet). Shoudl I be using 21.21.21.21? The local name of the SBS server (e.g. server.local)? Add a DNS entry on website.com, e.g. server.website.com and use that? Shoudl I copy something on www.website.com form the server?

What's the proper procedure?
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Your descriptions aren't really that clear here...

is www.website.com a site that is hosted on your SBS?  Or is it hosted somewhere else?

Perhaps you should review http://sbsurl.com/net101 for a quick overview of how all of these parts work.

Jeff
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by:gigelkent
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www.website.com is hosted with an external webhost. I looked at the link, no occurances of the word "certificate".
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1400 total points
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I believe that what you are trying to do is to access your SBS externally, right?  Then you wouldn't use www.website.com when creating the self signed certificate.  Instead you SHOULD use server.website.com and then add that as a HOST record in the DNS zone that is maintained by your hosting provider for website.com.

Please see http://sbsurl.com/msicw for more information.

Jeff
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by:gigelkent
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That's what I was thinking. I'm gonna test this on Mon or Tue. Thanks TechSoEasy.
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