Generate a certificate from privately own certificate server
Posted on 2009-04-06
My knowledge in certificates is very limited.
I was working on configuring Citrix secure gateway where there was requirement to install certificate on that gateway server which is running on Windows 2003, IIS 6, in the dmz.
So i installed Microsoft certificate service on other server in our LAN and then generated a certificate for my gateway server. Off course before that i had generate CSR (cert request) from IIS. And then i downloaded .p7b and .cer file and installed those certificates on my gateway server.
However now when i access my gateway server i get the first certifcate mesage on which i click continue to move further and then in while accessing my applications it give me error SSL error saying that my certificate not generated from trusted root. so my question is that is it neccessary to purchase a certificate from CA e.g verisign etc.. or should it work with my own generated certificate?