Installing Basic SSL certificate in IIS for OWA
Posted on 2009-04-14
I was hoping that someone could point me in the right direction on this. I do not have much background on security certificates, so alot of this is new to me.
I have purchased a Basic SSL certificate for our Exchange 2007 OWA. The credentials have been verified, and I have received the certificates from the 3rd party authority. However, I'm not sure what steps I need to go through to successfully install this certificate. After doing some online research, I have found that I needed to create a CSR beforehand. However, I never created this CSR because I didn't know that I needed to. I see that Exchange 2007 has a self-signed cert being used, but how do I go about replacing this with the new cert? When I open IIS, go to properties of Default WebSite, click Directory Security and Server certificate, I have the 2 options of Renew or Remove certificate. If I click Remove, and then go back into Server certificate, I see all of the options available now. If I click "Assign an existing certificate", my only option is the default Exchange 2007 cert. If I click "Create a new certificate", I go through the steps successfully, but then it asks for the response from the 3rd party (a .cer I believe). However, the only files that they sent me were .crt files.