Create IIS certificate with multiple common names

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

We are setting up our IIS-servers with certificates on our front-end exchange 2003-server.  This front-end server is acting as webmail, imap and smtp-server.  It has a GlobalSign-certificate registered as and it is working fine.  But now we want to use an alias for this server ( to be used by our imap-clients.  This alias works, but it gives a warning (as expected), that the name in the certificate is not the same als the name the client is using to access the server.  This can be resolved by a wildchart-certificate, but we don't want to use this kind of certificate.  A second solution is to use a certificate with 2 or 3 common names (1 primary and a few additional alternate names).  Getting such a request signed is not a problem, but how should I create the request from within IIS Config Panel?  In this utility, you can only use one common name or a wildchart, but I need to configure 2 or 3 common names.  Is there a way to manually create a CSR, get it signed and afterwords import it into IIS?

Bertin Peeters
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