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How to you deploy an Exchange 2010 certificate to an iPhone with iOS 7.1

Posted on 2014-08-14
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Last Modified: 2014-08-28
I am trying to get Exchange 2010 Activesync to work on an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.1 installed on it.  All of the documents I have found on this says to use the iPhone Configuration Utility to deploy the certificate to the iPhone.  The problem is that the iPhone Configuration Utility will not work with iOS 7.  Any ideas how to deploy the certificate?
Question by:RichCompConsulting
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Here's a blog that suggests simply emailing yourself the certificate and then installing.

See below https://blog.httpwatch.com/2013/12/12/five-tips-for-using-self-signed-ssl-certificates-with-ios/
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by:Svet Paperov
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You have this issue because you are using a self-signed certificate on Exchange server.

I will strongly recommend replacing the self-signed certificate by a certificate signed by a public authority. Nowadays, someone can get a UCC certificate for less than $ 300 per year from GoDaddy or DigiCert for example.

By using a publicly-signed UCC certificate you are securing multiple Exchange services, like OWA, ActiveSync, Secure SMTP, IMAP, and POP3. Moreover, you are allowing your server to communicate with other mail servers over SSL.

In 2014, security is a very important part of the communication.

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I purchased a SSL certificate from GoDaddy and have it installed on the server.  Do I not have to get the certificate to the iPhone?
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becraig earned 1500 total points
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You should not have any further actions since all trusted root and CAs are pushed out by the relevant providers to the OS manufacturers, this is generally updated when OS updates are made (if your certificate is chained to a CA or root that has been changed on Godaddy's end.)

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