Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 (IIS 7/7.5 – IIS 8/8.5) Binding Instructions

To learn how to assign/bind an already installed SSL Certificate to a IIS website perform the following. Assign and Bind the SSL certificate to your web site: Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. Browse to your server name > Sites > Your SSL-based site. In the Actions pane, click Bindings… In the Site Bindings window, If there is no existing https binding, choose Add and change Type from HTTP to HTTPS. Note: If there is already a https binding, select it and click Edit. From the SSL Certificate drop down, Specify a  Friendly Name for the SSL certificate that will be used for this site. Click OK. Congrats you have configured your website to work […]

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How To Move SSL Ceritifcate From Windows To Mitel MiCollab MSL Server

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. MiCollab systems have the capability of importing a pfx/p12 file which is a keypair file that Microsoft Systems like IIS/Exchange uses that contains both the SSL Certificate and it’s Private key. To export your installed SSL Certificate with its private key from a Windows System to Mitel MiCollab MSL Server perform the following. Step 1:  Create an MMC Snap-in for […]

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Thawte – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Thawte Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Thawte using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Thawte Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The code is included as part of a “phishing” scheme Misleading descriptions in the code The code is used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks Thawte code signing certificates are used by software publishers to assure their customers that software they distribute has not been altered or damaged after it is signed. When you accept software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate, you have […]

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Symantec – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Symantec Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Symantec using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Symantec Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The code is included as part of a “phishing” scheme Misleading descriptions in the code The code is used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks Symantec code signing certificates are used by software publishers to assure their customers that software they distribute has not been altered or damaged after it is signed. When you accept software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate, you have the assurance that Symantec has authenticated the […]

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How to replace a Code Signing Certificate purchased through Acmetek.

Sometimes if a certificate was not backed up and one of the following changes was made, you may need to replace your Code Signing certificate: A computer crash. Original computer is no longer available. Changes to the computer’s browser or profile. Note: All replacements are free of charge for as long as the certificate is valid. For whatever reason depending on your Code Signing Certificate you will have to perform the following replacement instructions to that Code Signing Certificate product. In this article you will find instructions on how to replace either Microsoft or Java Code Singing Products. Depending on your Code Signing product will determine how to replace your Code Signing Certificate. How to replace a Code Signing Certificate for Microsoft […]

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Troubleshooting: “Cannot find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file.”

In Windows IIS, and Exchange systems you may receive the following error message when attempting the installation of a digital certificate. “The pending certificate request for this response file was not found. This request may be canceled. You cannot install selected response certificate using this Wizard.” Or “Cannot Find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file. A certificate request must be completed on the computer where the request was created.” This error message occurs due to one or a combination of the following: Its a glitch that can happen from time to time on IIS server 2008 series. The certificate file is formatted incorrectly or the wrong extension file is being used for the installation. The CSR for this certificate […]

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Microsoft Forefront TMG Server – SSL Guide

Microsoft Forefront TMG Server system does not include an easy GUI method to create a CSR. The following guide includes typical recommendations for you to successfully enroll and implement an SSL certificate pfx file needed for your AD LDAP. Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012. Forefront uses Pfx files for its keypair management so typically IIS is used for key generation. The typical procedure is as follows. Generate the CSR for your SSL certificate from one of the following methods. If you have a server system that has Windows Internet Information Services Manager IIS. CSR generation instructions for IIS 7 – 7.5 systems. CSR generation instructions for IIS 8 -8.5 systems. Generate the CSR using Portecle Keypair […]

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Microsoft Active Directory LDAP – SSL Guide

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server system does not include an easy GUI method to create a CSR. The following guide includes typical recommendations for you to successfully enroll and implement an SSL certificate pfx file needed for your AD LDAP. Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012. The typical procedure is as follows. Generate the CSR for your SSL certificate from one of the following methods. If you have a server system that has Windows Internet Information Services Manager IIS. CSR generation instructions for IIS 7 – 7.5 systems. CSR generation instructions for IIS 8 -8.5 systems. Generate the CSR using Portecle Keypair creation and manipulation tool. After the SSL certificate has been […]

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Troubleshooting: Missing Private key in Windows Servers

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR pending request has been completed. When using Exchange to process the pending request and install a SSL certificate there should be a option available to do this. Typically if there is no option to “complete” the pending request it usually means the following. The CSR was never created on the exchange system that you are currently on. Note: If the […]

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