Installing a Lync 2010 Server SSL Cert



Lync Server 2010: SSL Certificate Installation

If you have not yet created a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and ordered your certificate, see 
Lync 2010: Creating a CSR.
Install Your SSL Certificate with the DigiCert Utility Tool
To simplify the process of installing your SSL certificate for Lync 2010, you can use the DigiCert Certificate Utility.
If you decide to use our utility to install your SSL certificate, do the following:
1.    Generate your CSR.
See, 
Lync 2010: Creating a CSR.
3.    Export your SSL certificate.
If you have multiple computers on which you want to use your certificate, or if you want to backup your certificate, follow the instructions for using the DigiCert Certificate Utility to export your SSL certificate.
See 
DigiCert SSL Cert Util SSL Import/Export Instructions.
If you would rather use the Lync 2010 interface to install your SSL certificate, follow the instructions below.
Lync 2010: Installing your SSL Certificate
1.    On the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Microsoft Lync Server 2010 > Lync Server Deployment Wizard.
2.    In the Lync Server 2010 – Deployment Wizard, click Install or Update Lync Server System.
3.    Under Step 3: Request, Install, or Assign Certificates, click Run.
4.    In the Certificate Wizard, select External Edge certificate (public internet) and then click Import Certificate.
5.    On the Import Certificate page, enter or browse for the location of the certificate file.
If you used the Lync interface to create the CSR, the certificate file is a .cer file (i.e. yourdomain_com.cer).
If you used the DigiCert Certificate Utility to create the CSR, the certificate file is a .pfx file (i.e. yourdomain_com.pfx).
6.    If you are using a .pfx file, check Certificate file contains certificate’s private key.
If you are using a .cer file, do not check this box.
7.    Click Next.
8.    On the Import Certificate Summary page, verify that the information is correct, and then click Next.
9.    On the Executing Commands page, verify that the Task status is Completed, and then click Finish.
10.  In the Certificate Wizard, select External Edge certificate (public internet) and then click Assign.
11.  On the Certificate Assignment page, click Next.
12.  On the Certificate Store page, click View Certificate Details to verify that you installed the correct certificate.
13.  In the Certificate window, review the certificate information, and then click OK
14.  On the Certificate Store page, click Next
15.  On the Executing Commands page, verify that the Task status is Completed, and then click Finish.
16.  On the Certificate Store page, click Next.
17.  To verify that your certificate was properly installed, in the Certificate Wizard, make sure that the status of the External Edge certificate (public internet) is Assigned.
18.  Your SSL certificate has been successfully installed and assigned.


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