Exchange OWA SSL expired self siged certificate, renewed, but not able to access

mgideon
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Hello,
I had a working self signed certificate expire on my 2003 Exchange server used for OWA.  I tried to renew the certificate (which worked) and deleting the certificate all together and starting from scratch.  The new certificate shows it expires  10/14/2010 and the common name is correct.

Internally it works, but if you try from outside our network there are problems.  I cleared out my certificates in IE8. When I try I get the "There is a problem with this site....". I continue, and am prompted to log in, but when I put in my credentials, I get the error "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.

Firefox has a problem but CAN access it. I get the Authentication Required like expected.  Nothing I put in will take. At that point if I hit <escape>, I get the prompt a username and password are being requested by https://webmail.mysite.com. The site says: "webmail.mysite.com".  Then if I put in my username and password, I can get in.  

Both times making the self signed certificates I used the instructions form :
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Creating-Certificate-OWA2003-SelfSSL.html


It is IIS 6 running on the Exchange 2003 server.

I'd like to get IE working again for our end users,
Thanks,
Mike
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Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
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Commented:
Hi,

Recreate the certificate using the below coammnd:
selfssl.exe /N:CN=your public URL /K:1024 /V:365 /S:1 /P:443

Do change your public URL

Hope this helps,
Shree
Commented:
Under the Exchange website properties in IIS, Directory Security Tab, edit "Authentication and access control".  Turn off "Integrated Windows authentication".

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