Installation Instructions for Microsoft Exchange 2013

Solution ID:    SO21653    Updated:    11/09/2017

Solution

This document provides instructions for installing SSL Certificates for Exchange 2013 using the Exchange Management Console. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, RapidSSL recommends that you contact Microsoft.


Select the correct installation instructions based on the following certificate criteria below:

RapidSSL Security Center
Certificates enrolled on or after November 10, 2017

Partner issued certificates
Certificates enrolled on or after November 10, 2017

 

 
Step 1:  Download the SSL certificate
  1. Download your certificate from the unique secure link we provide your technical contact via order fulfillment email.
  2. The ZIP file you download contain the SSL and Intermediate CA certificate in PKCS#7 file (i.e. ssl_certificate.p7b).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.
     

Step 2: Install the SSL certificate

  1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. From the left menu, click the corresponding server name.
  3. In the Features pane (middle pane), under Security, double-click Server Certificates.
  4. From the Actions pane (right pane), select Complete Certificate Request.
  5. Provide the location of the certificate file and a friendly name.

           Note: The Friendly Name is a reference name for quick identification of the certificate for the Administrator. Be sure that the Personal store is selected, then click OK.

           

Step 3: Bind services to your certificate using Exchange Admin Center

  1. Use Internet Explorer to browse to the Exchange Admin Center located at https://localhost/ecp
  2. Login using your domain credentials.
  3. Select Servers.
  4. Select Certificates.
  5. Select your certificate.


     
  6. Select the Edit icon.
  7. Select Services.
  8. Select the services you want to secure with your certificate.

           
 

Step 4:  Verify certificate installation

  1. To verify the SSL certificate installation, use the RapidSSL CryptoReport
  2. In some rare cases, a restart of IIS or a reboot of the server may be necessary in order for the changes to take affect.

 

Partner issued certificates - Certificates enrolled on or after November 10, 2017

Step 1: Download the RapidSSL certificate.

To download a RapidSSL Certificate from the User Portal, perform the steps bellow:

  1. Visit the RapidSSL User Portal
  2. Provide the Common Name or Order Number, Technical Contact Email Address associated with the certificate order and the Image Number generated from the GeoTrust User Authentication page. 

    Note:  If access is requested using the Common Name there will be a list of order numbers for that domain.  Please select the most recent order.  Any previous orders that are listed can not be used to download the certificate.  If access is requested with an Order Number, an email will be sent to access that order.
     
  3. Select Request Access against the correct order ID.
  4. An email will be sent to the Technical Contact email address specified.
  5. Click on the link listed in the email to enter the User Portal
  6. Click View Certificate Information.
  7. Select the PKCS#7 format from the drop down menu.

 


Step 2: Install the SSL certificate

  1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. From the left menu, click the corresponding server name.
  3. In the Features pane (middle pane), under Security, double-click Server Certificates.
  4. From the Actions pane (right pane), select Complete Certificate Request.
  5. Provide the location of the certificate file and a friendly name.

           Note: The Friendly Name is a reference name for quick identification of the certificate for the Administrator. Be sure that the Personal store is selected, then click OK.

           

Step 3: Bind services to your certificate using Exchange Admin Center

  1. Use Internet Explorer to browse to the Exchange Admin Center located at https://localhost/ecp
  2. Login using your domain credentials.
  3. Select Servers.
  4. Select Certificates.
  5. Select your certificate.


     
  6. Select the Edit icon.
  7. Select Services.
  8. Select the services you want to secure with your certificate.

           
 

Step 4:  Verify certificate installation

  1. To verify the SSL certificate installation, use the RapidSSL CryptoReport
  2. In some rare cases, a restart of IIS or a reboot of the server may be necessary in order for the changes to take affect.

 

Microsoft

             For more information regarding the Exchange Management Shell, refer to Microsoft Support

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