Lync 2013 Oauth certificate


I am setting up new certificates for our Lync 2013 pool. We have one FE server, one Edge server and one more RP server in the mix. I uploaded a new Local certificate (using internal CA), but now I need to update the Oauth certificate as well.

I created the request via the deployment wizard, run it through the CA and got the .cer file to the Lync FE server. However, I am not sure of one step during the Import procedure. Basically, am I needing the key to be with the .cer? As far as I understand, the .cer did not even ask me to include the private key with it.

This is the step that I am asking about - basically, is the Oauth certificate being imported like the default Local certificate without the key, or did I mess something up during the request part?

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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Why are you exporting the CSR and importing the CER? You can do all those steps automatically through the Lync deployment wizard without exporting and importing the CSR

Edge Server doesn't need Oauth, Only Lync FE needs it to authenticate with other Servers in your environment.

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rr2rAuthor Commented:
You are absolutely right. Doing it the fully automated way did the trick, although the manual way would work as well. I was confused about the key since I was getting the cert directly from CA server and not from another FE server - I assume the instructions I was reading had to be geared toward multi-server pools.

All working now. Thanks!
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