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Thread: Renew self-signed certificate

  1. #1
    John Guest

    Renew self-signed certificate

    Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates. An
    outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.

    The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't get his
    mail on his mobile device.

    Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the certificate?
    Or point me to step by step instructions on how to renew the certificate.

    Thanks in advance,
    John

  2. #2
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Renew self-signed certificate

    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates.
    > An outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.
    >
    > The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't
    > get his mail on his mobile device.
    >
    > Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the
    > certificate? Or point me to step by step instructions on how to renew
    > the certificate.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > John


    What are you using? Versions & SP levels of everything, please, including
    mail/handheld.

    I would not use a self-signed cert - I'd get a cheapo GoDaddy cert. Self
    signed is a huge PITA and you'd have to manually export & install it on a WM
    device.



  3. #3
    John Guest

    Re: Renew self-signed certificate

    Windows 2003 Server SP2
    Exchange 2003 SP2
    Not sure of the version of the handheld, but fairly confident it is 5.

    Thanks for the suggestion and I probably will do so when we upgrade to
    Exchange 2007 in the near future. But for now I have to get the big
    kahoona's pda syncing again.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

    > John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates.
    > > An outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.
    > >
    > > The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't
    > > get his mail on his mobile device.
    > >
    > > Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the
    > > certificate? Or point me to step by step instructions on how to renew
    > > the certificate.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > > John

    >
    > What are you using? Versions & SP levels of everything, please, including
    > mail/handheld.
    >
    > I would not use a self-signed cert - I'd get a cheapo GoDaddy cert. Self
    > signed is a huge PITA and you'd have to manually export & install it on a WM
    > device.
    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Renew self-signed certificate

    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Windows 2003 Server SP2
    > Exchange 2003 SP2
    > Not sure of the version of the handheld, but fairly confident it is 5.


    OK. I haven't had to do this for a while (most of the clients I have with
    self-signed certs run Small Business Server), but you'll need to do this in
    IIS & certificate services. I'm not sure if this link will help but it
    might -
    http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisserver...ing_up_ssl.htm
    You can also google.
    >
    > Thanks for the suggestion and I probably will do so when we upgrade to
    > Exchange 2007 in the near future. But for now I have to get the big
    > kahoona's pda syncing again.


    He'll have to bring it in and let you use it for a while. This is a PITA. I
    would just get the GoDaddy or other public cert.
    >
    > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
    >
    >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>> Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates.
    >>> An outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.
    >>>
    >>> The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't
    >>> get his mail on his mobile device.
    >>>
    >>> Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the
    >>> certificate? Or point me to step by step instructions on how to
    >>> renew the certificate.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance,
    >>> John

    >>
    >> What are you using? Versions & SP levels of everything, please,
    >> including mail/handheld.
    >>
    >> I would not use a self-signed cert - I'd get a cheapo GoDaddy cert.
    >> Self signed is a huge PITA and you'd have to manually export &
    >> install it on a WM device.





  5. #5
    John Guest

    Re: Renew self-signed certificate

    Is there not a way to renew, or extend the expiration date instead of
    creating a new certificate?

    Will these steps fork for a mobile phone accessing Exchange email, and not
    web pages?

    Thanks again for directing me to such detailed instructions. With little to
    now experience and needing this done ASAP for the Prez, I really appreciate
    it.

    John

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

    > John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > Windows 2003 Server SP2
    > > Exchange 2003 SP2
    > > Not sure of the version of the handheld, but fairly confident it is 5.

    >
    > OK. I haven't had to do this for a while (most of the clients I have with
    > self-signed certs run Small Business Server), but you'll need to do this in
    > IIS & certificate services. I'm not sure if this link will help but it
    > might -
    > http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisserver...ing_up_ssl.htm
    > You can also google.
    > >
    > > Thanks for the suggestion and I probably will do so when we upgrade to
    > > Exchange 2007 in the near future. But for now I have to get the big
    > > kahoona's pda syncing again.

    >
    > He'll have to bring it in and let you use it for a while. This is a PITA. I
    > would just get the GoDaddy or other public cert.
    > >
    > > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >>> Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates.
    > >>> An outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.
    > >>>
    > >>> The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't
    > >>> get his mail on his mobile device.
    > >>>
    > >>> Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the
    > >>> certificate? Or point me to step by step instructions on how to
    > >>> renew the certificate.
    > >>>
    > >>> Thanks in advance,
    > >>> John
    > >>
    > >> What are you using? Versions & SP levels of everything, please,
    > >> including mail/handheld.
    > >>
    > >> I would not use a self-signed cert - I'd get a cheapo GoDaddy cert.
    > >> Self signed is a huge PITA and you'd have to manually export &
    > >> install it on a WM device.

    >
    >
    >
    >


  6. #6
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Renew self-signed certificate

    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Is there not a way to renew, or extend the expiration date instead of
    > creating a new certificate?


    Nope, not that I know of.
    >
    > Will these steps fork for a mobile phone accessing Exchange email,
    > and not web pages?


    It's for both. WM using Exchange ActiveSync is connecting via IIS.

    >
    > Thanks again for directing me to such detailed instructions. With
    > little to now experience and needing this done ASAP for the Prez, I
    > really appreciate it.


    NP. But seriously - buy a public cert and install it. Get one that will last
    3 to 5 yrs so you don't have to worry about this again. Whether you're an
    hourly or salaried tech there this will cost less money / time in the long
    run.
    >
    > John
    >
    > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
    >
    >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>> Windows 2003 Server SP2
    >>> Exchange 2003 SP2
    >>> Not sure of the version of the handheld, but fairly confident it is
    >>> 5.

    >>
    >> OK. I haven't had to do this for a while (most of the clients I have
    >> with self-signed certs run Small Business Server), but you'll need
    >> to do this in IIS & certificate services. I'm not sure if this link
    >> will help but it might -
    >> http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisserver...ing_up_ssl.htm
    >> You can also google.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the suggestion and I probably will do so when we upgrade
    >>> to Exchange 2007 in the near future. But for now I have to get the
    >>> big kahoona's pda syncing again.

    >>
    >> He'll have to bring it in and let you use it for a while. This is a
    >> PITA. I would just get the GoDaddy or other public cert.
    >>>
    >>> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>>>> Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with
    >>>>> certificates. An outside vendor set this up to allow mobile
    >>>>> devices to get mail.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President
    >>>>> can't get his mail on his mobile device.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the
    >>>>> certificate? Or point me to step by step instructions on how to
    >>>>> renew the certificate.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks in advance,
    >>>>> John
    >>>>
    >>>> What are you using? Versions & SP levels of everything, please,
    >>>> including mail/handheld.
    >>>>
    >>>> I would not use a self-signed cert - I'd get a cheapo GoDaddy cert.
    >>>> Self signed is a huge PITA and you'd have to manually export &
    >>>> install it on a WM device.






  7. #7
    John Guest

    RE: Renew self-signed certificate

    Following the instructions in your previous post worked.

    Thanks again for the prompt and detailed response.

    John

    "John" wrote:

    > Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates. An
    > outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.
    >
    > The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't get his
    > mail on his mobile device.
    >
    > Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the certificate?
    > Or point me to step by step instructions on how to renew the certificate.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > John


  8. #8
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Renew self-signed certificate

    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Following the instructions in your previous post worked.
    >
    > Thanks again for the prompt and detailed response.
    >
    > John


    Most welcome.

    >
    > "John" wrote:
    >
    >> Let me start off by saying I not at all familiar with certificates.
    >> An outside vendor set this up to allow mobile devices to get mail.
    >>
    >> The certificate expired over the weekend and now the President can't
    >> get his mail on his mobile device.
    >>
    >> Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to renew the
    >> certificate? Or point me to step by step instructions on how to
    >> renew the certificate.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance,
    >> John





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