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I have got myself very confused !!
I have OWA running on a server called : owa.domain.com
I am in the process of doing the Certificate Request - do I put the name above in as the common name? or does the common name have to be the name used to access OWA externally?
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The common name is whatever gets called whenever a user accesses that server.  For internal users, it would be the internal name, for external users, the external name.  It can be an FQDN, hostname, IP address, alias, whatever.  For exchange environments, it is recommended to get a UCC multi-domain certificate so you can cover your internal and external names, as well as possible sub-domains (autodiscover.domain.com, etc.) - these extra names would be typed in manually during the certificate ordering process, you would usually just have one entered in the actual CSR.

Essentially, whatever you type into your browser or whatever is what needs to match the cert exactly in order for it to not generate a warning or error.  so if you type in owa and cert is issued to owa.domain.com it will err, if you have a UCC including both owa and owa.domain.com it will not err.
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Thanks for the Info.

So say external users type https://owa.domain.com/owa inorder to access owa - do I put that in as the common name?
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Do I need to include the /owa and the end of the url in the common name?
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you would just put in owa.domain.com, leave out the https:// and the /owa
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Thanks for your help - much appreciated
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