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    Creating SSL certificates.

    'Sure we can I said', Ooops. Can anyone out there help me out with either:

    a. Free self certificate creating software
    b. A site which creates the for free.

    We need them for secure (HTTPS) Outlook Web Access to work, and needs to be Windows based.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    Linux with OpenSSL installed. Here's a how:

    Code:
    openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 365 -nodes -x509 -keyout www.example.com.pem  -out www.example.com.pem
    Enjoy. Just copy the pem file to your windows server when its cooked.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Linux with OpenSSL installed. Here's a how:

    Code:
    openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 365 -nodes -x509 -keyout www.example.com.pem  -out www.example.com.pem
    Enjoy. Just copy the pem file to your windows server when its cooked.
    Can also be done on windows with openssl :P

    openssl exe is in this apache package:
    http://www.madhon.co.uk/modssl/modssl220_vc6.zip

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    You can use your own dc (which is also i presume the CA for your domain) to do this.

    Have a look at www.isaserver.org for more info on how to do this. Its mostly to do with isa server but had some tutorials to create the certificate.

    From what i can gather, you need to go into IIS manager and right click on the default website and click on properties.

    Then go into the "Directory Security" tabe and under the "secure communications" section select the server certificate and follow the wizard.

    Take a look at this -->http://www.isaserver.org/articles/2004pubowartm.html


    HTH,

    Ash.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Not really. I want a server certificate for HTTPS. Not to certify my mail.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashok
    You can use your own dc (which is also i presume the CA for your domain) to do this.

    Have a look at www.isaserver.org for more info on how to do this. Its mostly to do with isa server but had some tutorials to create the certificate.

    From what i can gather, you need to go into IIS manager and right click on the default website and click on properties.

    Then go into the "Directory Security" tabe and under the "secure communications" section select the server certificate and follow the wizard.

    Take a look at this -->http://www.isaserver.org/articles/2004pubowartm.html


    HTH,


    That creates a requst for a certificate. You mail that to a certificate provider and they create your cert from that file.
    Ash.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    Try this then:

    http://www.dylanbeattie.net/docs/ope...ssl_howto.html

    Linux solution is less longwinded though

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    I use the method ashok has linked to and its very easy to setup.

    Edit My own CA issues the certificate though.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    If not by Ashok's method, then there should be another method within Server 2k3 to greate your own certificate as I've done it using my Small Business Server to get an SSL certificate for Outlook Web Access & Remote Web Workplace.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    I'm on the CASA Course @ Lancaster Uni, the tutor gave us this link a couple of months ago. See if it is of any use.

    StartCom Free SSL

    Fantastic. Thanks alot, it works a dream.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    You need to set up a Certificate Authority on your domain and issue yourself a certificate for SSL.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    The IIS resource kit contains an application called SelfSSL, which I recently used to create a new self-signed certificate for an OWA installation whose certificate had expired. It worked for me.

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    Now you tell me!!

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    Re: Creating SSL certificates.

    I need this to work for OWA externally. The selfSSL works great within the domain, but we need something for home users. The security warning in IE7 'looks' much more serious than it did in IE6, any idea how to get a 'proper' certificate? I know absolutely nothing about it - so n00b speak only please

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