Steps to generate CSR on Lync 2010

Introduction: Microsoft Lync 2010 combines instant messaging, VoIP calling, live meetings, and videoconferencing, but it’s more than the sum of these parts. Although Lync integrates with almost any PBX, it puts the PC at the center of communications so effectively that it could send your current phone system packing. Lync provides clear VoIP calling and crisp videoconferencing without requiring special network accommodations. It integrates with Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Office, bringing user presence information to Outlook and SharePoint team sites and allowing instant messages and phone calls to be initiated with a click. Lync 2010: Generating a CSR On the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Microsoft Lync Server 2010 > Lync Server Deployment Wizard. In the […]

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LOTUS server version 4.6+ CSR Generation

LOTUS server version 4.6+ CSR Generation Lotus Domino is a business collaboration software developed by IBM to host critical applications, messaging (enterprise-grade email) and workflow, and provide security features for business-critical information. Lotus Domino can be used as a Web server and/or as an application server for the Lotus Notes application, the client-side of a client-server collaborative application. STEPS: From the Domino Administration client, choose File-open Server and select the server you are securing. On the file tab, double-click the Server Certificate Administration database. Select Create Key Ring. Choose a name and password for the keyring file, then choose your key size. Use the largest key size available (2048-bit, if available). Fill in the DN information, and click Create Key […]

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How to install Document Signing Certificate and Reinitialize Your Token

On the My Orders tab, on the Manage Orders page, in the list of your current certificates, select the Order# for the Document Signing Certificate you want to install on your token. On the Manage Your Certificate – Order # page, in the Order # section, to the Initialization Code’s right, locate and record your Document Signing Certificate’s initialization code (i.e., InitializationCode). Next, click the DigiCert Document Signing Installer link to download the DigiCert Document Signing Installer. Unzip DigiCertDocumentSigningInstaller.zip and then, double-click DigiCert Document Signing Installer.exe. In the DigiCert Document Signing Installer window, on the Welcome page, click Next. On the License Agreement page, read the User License Agreement, check I accept and agree to the license agreement, and then […]

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Code Signing (CS) certificate installation process (Other than JAVA code signing)

After DigiCert validates the information in your order, we send you an email that contains a link to install your Code Signing (CS) certificate. DigiCert sends you an emailWe send you an email with a link to create and install your code signing certificate. The email will have one of these subject lines: New orders Subject: Create Your DigiCert Code Signing Certificate (Order #) Reissue orders Subject: Reissue Your DigiCert Code Signing Certificate (Order #) Note: From the date the email was sent, you have thirty days to create your code signing certificate. After thirty days, you’ll need to reissue/rekey your code signing certificate so that we can approve it again. Follow the link in the DigiCert Code Signing certificate […]

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Liftoff on SSL/TLS 2 year’s certificates

TLS certificate validity will be limited to one year by Apple’s Safari browser from 1st September ’20. At the CA/Browser (CA/B) Forum in Slovakia, Bratislava, Apple announced that after September 1, 2020, any SSL/TLS certificate issued can be valid no longer than 398 days. It happened by following a long history of the CA/B Forum Community trying to reduce the lifetime of certificates and improve security while balancing the business requirements in transitioning to shorter validity certificates. To secure your 2 year SSL/TLS certs and avoid the rush, we suggest ordering all your two-year certificates at least one month before the deadline or at the earliest. Here is the list of the benefits available to customers who purchased new or […]

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Why Can Only Certain Browsers Generate Automatic Keypairs?

In the world of PKI and SSL some certificate authorities use browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox to automatically generate keypairs to be used with Email-S/MIME Code Signing or Client Authentication Certificates. Not all Browsers have the capability to generate these keypairs due to licensing restrictions of the <keygen> and ActiveX controls that perform keypair creation in conjunction with operating systems restrictions.  <keygen> The HTML <keygen> is a licensed element used to facilitate generation of key material, and submission of the public key as part of an HTML form. This mechanism is designed for use with Web-based certificate management systems. Firefox is able to utilize the <keygen> and generate automatic keypairs because Firefox uses its own Keystores that do […]

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Ask SSL Support Desk: I need a certificate that is FIPS 140-2 compliant. Are SSL Certificates FIPS 140-2 compliant?

What is Ask SSL Support Desk? It is a summary of random questions that have one to the attention of Acmetek’s most awesome technical support reps. Answered and shared for the SSL Support Desk’s SSL Library which is designed to teach and educate the community. Question: Are SSL Certificates FIPS 140-2 compliant?  Short Answer: Yes-ish.  But FIPS pertains more to the actual physical protection of digital certificate cryptographic modules. If a certificate authority such as Entrust, or Comodo did not follow the guidelines set by FIPS 140-2 compliance then they would be out of business. If you got a EV CodeSigning certificate you will definitely get a FIPS 140-2 compliant certificate. This is because the actual certificate is installed on […]

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Ask SSL Support Desk: Are SSL Certificate NIST compliant? NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

What is Ask SSL Support Desk? It is a summary of random questions that have one to the attention of Acmetek’s most awesome technical support reps. Answered and shared for the SSL Support Desk’s SSL Library which is designed to teach and educate the community. Question: Are SSL Certificates NIST compliant?  Short Answer: Yes. Actually, NIST was responsible for Certificate Authorities (CA) such as Digicert, Entrust, Comodo to start implementing the 2048 key pair bit length standard with SSL/TLS Certificates. More Information: Within the realm of Website and Network Security there are many institutions that “Set the Standard” to the way people and organizations conduct their infrastructure. Without standards there would be no consistency among product developers, manufactures, cyber security, […]

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Web Browsers Now Marking HTTP sites “Not Secure”

Web Browsers have now started marking HTTP sites as  ‘Not Secure’ with release of Chrome 68+. For the past several years, Google strongly advising webmasters (sites) to adopting HTTPS encryption. Google said that within the last year, they helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Lately at SSL Support Desk – Acmetek we have been getting a lot of clients coming across a “Not secure” message on their website even after installing an SSL Certificate.  Causes: Now with Chrome demanding that everything be in https admins must forward all traffic on websites to https. Non https encryption sessions will show the “Not Secure” message within a Chrome […]

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How to Protect Your Websites – Featuring SiteLock

Website security in our modern times is of the utmost importance, and it cannot be an afterthought. What are you doing to protect your company? Do you have a team of IT security professionals making sure your websites and internal network systems are secure? The only true way of staying secure is to be up-to-date and ahead of the curve of industry trends. Hackers like to phish and scope out websites that have been negligent in their security. Negligence in website security eventually starts opening doors to hackers, allowing them to bust their way through and grab sensitive information. Join the SSL Support Desk to learn more about the many ways you can protect your websites. In this article, we’ll […]

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