Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Instructions for Microsoft Exchange 2010

Apr 20, 2023
To generate a CSR for Microsoft Exchange 2010, use the Exchange Certificate Wizard and perform the following steps:
  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager on your server.

  1. Select  Server Configuration  in the left menu, and then  New Exchange Certificate  from the actions menu on the right.
  2. When prompted for a  friendly name , enter a name by which you can easily remember and identify this certificate. This name is used for identification only and does not form part of the CSR.
  3. Under  Domain Scope , leave the option to  Enable wild card certificate  unchecked and click  Next .
    NOTE:  If you are requesting a  Wildcard Certificate , select this option, click  Next , and proceed to  Step 8 .
  4. In the  Exchange Configuration menu , select the services that will be secured, and enter the URLs used to connect to those services. 
  5. Click  Next .
  6. In the  Certificate Domains  section, Exchange 2010 will provide a list of domains to include in your certificate request.  
    NOTE:  Symantec enrollment pages will only recognize the URL that you  Set as common name .  It is recommended that you delete / remove the other URLs in this list. You will need to manually enter these URLs as Subject Alternative Names (SANs) when enrolling for the certificate 
  7. Click  Next .
  8. In the   Organization and Location   section, please provide the following information:

    1. Organization:   If your company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, you must spell out the symbol or omit it to enroll, for example: XY & Z Corporation would be XYZ Corporation or XY and Z Corporation.
    2. Organizational unit:   This field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request.
    3. Country/region:   Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.
    4. City/locality:   The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley.
    5. State/province:   Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California.
  9. Click   Next  .
  10. Click   Browse   to save the CSR to your computer as a .req file, then click   Save.
  11. Click   Next >     New > Finish  .
  12. You will now be able to open the CSR with notepad. Copy everything from the first - of the BEGIN line right through to the last - of the END line into the online order form.

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