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SharePoint Certificate question

Posted on 2014-10-26
Last Modified: 2014-11-15
Hi Folks,

I've installed SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2. Just a single application server and a seperate database server for internal use.

I configured it for SSL;

I configured Alternate Access Mappings,  IIS binding on port 443 and configured DNS.

Then i created a Self Signed Certificate on the SharePoint server. Added it to the certificate store;

When i configured the binding in IIS, i chose the same certificate there.

IIS Certificate
Finally I added the certificate in SharePoint Central Admin, under Security > Trusts;

Central Admin
Still getting the certificate error when browsing to https://managedservices What's wrong with my configuration?
Question by:SvenIA
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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self signed certs are not trusted unless added to the trusted root providers store

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Thanks, so if i add the certificate to the Trusted Root Certificates Authority on the SharePoint Server it should work?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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no on every client that connects to the SharePoint server
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
ID: 40404754
As a good practice, always use FQDN for certs and not NetBIOS names as well as when creating websites.

Author Comment

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Ok thanks, but i can't really choose or change anything in the certificate. It is automatically created using the FQDN of the server. Well i'll try get it to work and then get back to you guys.

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