.local SSL certs


I have a client that has an onsite exchange server which the clients connect up to. So for example ctfserver.cfuture.local is the local address it is sitting on for the client machine, also sitting on this same .local address.

Is there a way round this? I have heard that SSL cert providers don't offer them for .local addresses anymore. Is it possible to change the server address to resolve from IP either internal or external IP for the exchange server?


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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Add only 2 names which is common name and autodiscover.email.com make both internal and external the same. Please check this
Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
Support for .local domains on 3rd party certs died a few months back.  The fix is to set all internal virtual directories to match their external counterparts.  You'll also need to change the authentication methods for client and IIS using Set-OutlookAnywhere.  The process is different for different Exchange version.  What are you running?

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unrealone1Author Commented:
Keyser Soze,

Thank you for your input. I am running Exchange 2010.

Jody WhitlockSystem AdministratorCommented:
Honestly for any internal systems, I would create an Enterprise CA on your domain controller and have the servers auto-enroll that way so you would have .local SSL Certificates available to your internal clients and have your traffic secured.  
When you create the Enterprise CA, it get's published in AD and added to domain members automagically.
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