How to install the server certificate

Complete this procedure to install a security certificate on the server side.

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console.
    • Click Start > Run and type mmc to open the Console1 window.
  2. To add the Certificates snap-in that will manage certificates for the computer account, click File > Add/Remove snap-in.
  3. In the Available snap-ins box, click Certificates, and then click Add.
  4. In the Certificates snap-in dialog box, click Computer account, and then click Next.
  5. In the Select Computer dialog box, click Local computer, and then click Finish, and then click OK.
  6. Make sure that a certificate with the DNS name of the server is installed in the Personal folder.
    The server certificate in the Personal folder.
  7. If the certificate is not there, request a new certificate or import the .cer file issued by any Certification Authority (CA) for this computer.
    1. To request a certificate from the CA that is currently installed in the domain, right-click the Personal folder.
    2. In the shortcut click All Tasks > Request New Certificate.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Select computer as the Certificate Type.
    5. Give the new certificate any friendly name (for example, OpenForms 360 Certificate) and click Next.
    6. To complete the process, click Finish.
    The name of the certificate should be identical to the DNS name of the server.
  8. Export this certificate to the .cer file without private key and install it on the client side.
    1. Right-click the installed certificate and click All Tasks > Export.
    2. Select the Do not export the private key option.
    3. Select any format (for example, DER encoded binary x.509).
    4. Give any name (for example, server_cert.cer).
      You can click the Browse button if necessary.
    5. Click Finish to complete the process.