Certificate Issue

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a server. On that server I setup RDP Gateway Services and all that stuff. That server IP is 192.168.50.x.

There is a sonicwall firewall , 168.100.175.x. I added a rule that forwards to 192.168.50.x if it is port 443.

I am using a self signed certificate that the RDP gateway service created, and used the FQN of

I took that certificate and installed it on my client machine here, Local machine Trusted Root whatevers.

I try to run the RDP and get this:

 "This computer can't verify the identity of the RD Gateway "server name" It is not safe to connect to servers that can't be identified..."
Clicked view certificate: This CA Root certificate is not trusted. To enable trust, install this certificate in the trusted root certification authorites store.

I went to certmgr.msc and it shows it under that store and it does not say its "not trusted".  Any ideas?

Local machine OS - Win7
Question by:fleets9876
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    Accepted Solution

    All self-signed certs by defualt are not trusted, so unless you are on the same lan you will get the certificate error. You can purchase a public cert from digicert, godaddy, verisign etc. Then it will be trusted by all clients.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Leon Fester
    Agreed, if you've publishing certificates for public sites then get an certificate which a verifiable ROOT.
    Have a look at for a free certificate.

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