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CSR Creation Guideline for Microsoft Exchange 2010

Step By Step Information about Microsoft Exchange 2010 CSR Creation

For creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), you can either choose our Exchange 2010 CSR creation tool to save time or follow the conventional procedure mentioned below.

If you already have an SSL certificate with you, all you need to do is to follow an [ SSL Installation Guide for Exchange 2010 ]. At The SSL Store™, we have devised a very simple and systematic CSR generation procedure for Exchange 2010:

Steps to create a CSR with New Exchange Certificate Wizard

Step 1 – To initiate the process, you need to open the 'Exchange Management Console' by going to the 'Start' menu and selecting 'Microsoft Exchange 2010'. After that, click on 'Exchange Management Console'.

Step 2 – Now proceed by clicking on 'Manage Databases' link.

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Step 3 – From the menu on the left, click on 'Server Configuration' and then click on 'New Exchange certificate', present on the right side of the screen.

Step 4 – Enter a friendly name for this certificate. Please note that this name is not your certificate request's integral part.

Step 5 – If you are generating the CSR for a wildcard, please click on the check box under 'Domain Scope' and omit 'Step 6' listed here. Other users should move forward by clicking on the 'Next' button.

Step 6 – Applicable to non-wildcard SSL certificate user, in this step, from the 'Exchange Configuration' menu, select the services you wish to run securely. Now, enter the names through which you would connect to those services, as prompted.

In the next screen, you can review the list of all the names suggested by Exchange 2010 to include in your certificate request.

Step 7 – Proceed by entering your organization details. Here, you need to make sure that your organization's name is mentioned with a full legal name of your company. Also, the 'Organization Unit' here refers to your department within the organization. In case you don't have a state/province, please enter the information of your city in this section.

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Step 8 – After that, click on 'Browse' to save the CSR to your computer as a .req file and click on 'Save'. Now proceed by clicking on 'Next' and then 'Finish'.

Step 9 – You can now open the CSR as a notepad or WordPress file. During the process of online order, you need to copy the entire body of that file.

Step 10 – You can install the SSL certificate once it is issued to you by your CA by referring a detailed SSL installation procedure for Exchange 2010.

Create your CSR with the Exchange Management Shell

Step 1 – Start Management Shell by following this path: Start> Programs> Microsoft Exchange 2010> Exchange Management Shell.

Step 2 – From the command line of Exchange Management Shell, type the following:

New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName "c=US, l=YourLocalityOrCity, s=YourStateOrProvince, o=YourCompanyInc," -DomainName, -PrivateKeyExportable:$true

This command here is a sample command, so users are recommended to replace the details listed in it with the details of their own organization. Also, the command is supposed to be entered as one line in the management shell.

Step 3 – After running this command, your CSR file will be printed to the management shell. For copying it from there, right-click and select 'Mark. Proceed by pasting entire file content to the CA's online order form when prompted. Make sure you include the BEGIN and END tags of the command.

In case you are looking to create CSR file automatically after CSR creation command, run the following line immediately after generating the file.

Set-Content -path "C:\your_CSR_name.csr" -Value $Data

Step 4 – After receiving the SSL certificate, you can now proceed to install it. Click here for simple SSL installation procedure.

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