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Having an SSL certificate on your Exchange Server is the first step in securing your emails. The SSL certificate protects your professional communication, authenticates your identity to the receiver, and saves you from potential hacker or malware attack. But, it does not come inbuilt with the Exchange Server, and so users have to buy it from authorized security certificate vendors and use it in the Exchange.
There is a proper method to generate an SSL certificate request file within the Exchange at the Exchange Admin Center, and later you can use this file at the vendor’s website to mention your organization details.
SSL certificates are managed in Exchange Server from Servers > certificates in the Exchange admin center. Here is how you can generate an SSL certificate request:
When you select a service option, then the wizard determines which domain is suitable for the certificate and displays its information on the next page. Click Next.
After filling the form, click Next.
Now, you can go and see that a new .req has been created at the UNC path you input. You can also check at Servers >> Certificates that the request is present in the certificate list and its status is ‘Pending request.’
You will need the request file at the time when you are filling the new certificate form at the certified vendor’s website. When you get the certificate from the vendor, then you can complete the Pending request for the certificate.
When you move from an existing Exchange Server to another Exchange Server, then you need to export the SSL certificate to the new Exchange also. Here is the brief procedure –
Though migrating SSL certificates and configuring other Exchange settings are easy, the actual Exchange migration is not that easy for administrators. When you migrate the Exchange mailbox data to another Exchange, you may face a lot of difficulties. That’s why you should try a professional tool to handle Exchange migration.
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