CSR Generation Steps for Lync 2013

Apr 20, 2023

To generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for Lync 2013, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Window Start menu and Click on Lync Server Deployment Wizard.

    Lync Server Deployment Wizard

  2. Click on Install or Update Lync Server System.

    Install or Update Lync Server System

  3. You will see Lync Server 2013 – Deployment Wizard. Go to Step 3: Request, Install or Assign Certificates option and click on Run.

    Request, Install or Assign Certificates

  4. Certificate Wizard will open, Choose the External Edge certificate option and click on Request.

    Start Requesting CSR on Lync 2013

  5. Certificate Request screen will open, click on the Next button.

    Certificate Request screen

  6. Choose to Prepare the request now, but send it later (offline certificate request), then click on Next.

    Prepare the request now - Lync 2013 SSL CSR

  7. Browse to select a destination to save your CSR file and again click on Next.

    lync 2013 ssl csr - Specify Alternate Certificate Template

  8. Click Next on the Specify Alternate Certificate Template.

    lync 2013 ssl csr - select destination
  9. Enter a friendly name for your certificate.
  10. Select 2048 Bit Length from the dropdown.
  11. Select Mark the private key as exportable, if you have multiple machines. It will allow you to export/migrate your certificate with its private key. Click Next.
  12. Specify your Organization (legal name of your business) and Organization unit (certificate requester department), then click Next.

    lync 2013 ssl csr - organization name and unit

  13. Enter geographical information as Country/Region, State/Province and City/Locality. Click Next.

    lync 2013 ssl csr - geographical information

  14. The Subject Name and Subject Alternative Names will auto-populate. Click Next.

    lync 2013 ssl csr - Subject Alternative Names

  15. Check the box under configured SIP domains. Click Next.
  16. If you want to add SAN names then specify all on the Configure Additional Subject Alternate Names Click Next.
  17. Verify your given information is correct, and click Next.
  18. Make sure the Task has the status: Completed on Executing Commands page. Click
  19. Click on the “View” button on the Certificate Request File Copy your generated CSR and paste it into the SSL configuration portal. As well your CSR is saved to the location you specified during the CSR creation process.
  20. Click Finish to close the Certificate Request File window.

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