Lync 2010 Server Certificates

Posted on 2014-09-29
Last Modified: 2014-09-29
Can the same certificate template from our CA for the other Lync servers be used for the edge servers? Thanks!
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Jeff_Schertz earned 500 total points
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Yes, but really only for the internal Edge certificate. Ideally you should be using a public certificate for the external Edge certificate.

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Thanks Jeff! I figured that on the external. So the same certificate template I used for the FE, etc. can be used for the edge internal? Just to be sure.
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Yes, the WebServer template is ideal.  Note that it should NOT be a SAN cert, just the Edge FQDN (server or pool) is used as the Common Name, that's it.

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I am sure it is not... How do I tell?
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If you issue the request from the Edge server it will not contain a SAN.  That is determined by the request, not the template.   Just run the Certificate Request wizard on the Edge server like the documentation shows and you'll be fine.

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