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Leaf certificate expiring

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-02-18

We have a basic GoDaddy SSL certificate on our SBS2008 server and we renewed it a few days before it was due to expire.  It has expired now, and we are getting pop-up warnings about it having expired.  I assumed that by renewing it at GoDaddy, I would not have to do anything on the server, but it appears that this assumption was incorrect...  So, how should I proceed?  Do I have to go to GoDaddy, rekey the certificate, and reapply it to the server?  

Thanks for your help!

Here is the Security Alert message:
Information that you exchange with this site cannot be viewed or changed by others.  However, there is a problem with the site's security certificate.
The security certificate has expired or is not yet valid.
Question by:mjgardne
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by:Glen Knight
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In SBS2008 there is a Wizard in the SBS Console please follow this for renewing your certificate.

You will then be able to request a new certificate from GoDaddy based on the information provided by the wizard

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I do not see anything about renewing... Only adding a new certificate.   I've decided to simply rekey the cert at GoDaddy and reapply it as a new cert.
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by:Glen Knight
ID: 26290697
The information i provided was correct!

Did you not use the wizard to create the information to be used for rekeying?

There isnt another way to do it properly

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ID: 38902486
I agree with demazter, you're supposed to renew the cert in the wizard which will give you a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) which is a block of encrypted text that is generated on the server that the certificate will be used on. It contains information that will be included in your certificate such as your organization name, common name (domain name), locality, and country. It also contains the public key that will be included in your certificate.

A certificate authority (in your case Godaddy) will use a CSR to create your SSL certificate.

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