Updating a wildcard certificate on TMG
Posted on 2012-03-20
We have one TMG server, which has a wildcard certificate installed; this is the main certificate for all our SSL services and used by the following web listeners:
1. Exchange Forms Based Authentication
2. Exchange integrated
3. SSTP VPN and
4. SharePoint Forms Based Authentication
The certificate will expire in a couple of months.
This is my understanding on how to replace an existing with a new one on TMG:
* Buy a new certificate
* Import the certificate into the server IIS and export it to a PFX file??
* Replace the old certificate on each listener with the new certificate.
A few questions:
1. To renew a certificate, does the old certificate always have to be replaced by a new certificate or is there a way to update the existing certificate with a new date?
2. Does the certificate automatically appear in TMG Listener>Properties>Certificates once it has been imported in IIS or does it need to be added to the Local Certificate store>Personal folder?
3. Is it necessary for me to create a PFX file at all? What's the purpose of a PFX file in the context of renewing certificates?
4. Are there any internal servers that I need to update the certificate on? As far as I can tell, TMG bridges the connection between internal servers and itself i.e. issues it's own internal certificate to encrypt all internal LAN traffic.