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HTTPS for OWA

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  • I'm running Exchange 2003 (Exch2k3). It's also my Enterprise Root CA. If I leave the settings as installed and go to http://localhost/exchange I can login as a user and get my email via OWA. If I open IIS Manager, then right click on each of the folders Exchange, ExchWeb, and Public, go to Properties, then to Directory Security > click the Edit button under Secure communications > put a check in Require secure channel (SSL) and click on the radio button "Accept client certificates" then, in my browser go to https://localhost/exchange it states "The page cannot be displayed".

     

    Just so you know, I've tried different settings in these folder Properties > Directory Security > Secure communications. Can anyone please help?

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:55 PM

Answers

  • Are you able to go to https://servername and not get any errors?  If you cannot do that either you should double check to make sure you have a the certificate installed properly on the site.

    To do that you will need to assign a certificate directly to the Default Web Site on the "Directory Security" tab choose Server certificate and either install or assign a certificate on the site. Then you will want to unselect "Accept client certificates".  You should then be able to browse to https://servername/exchange.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:27 PM
  • Have you installed a certificate in IIS, otherwise its no use of require encryption, it simply does not work if you dont have a certificate installed.

    /Lasse

     

    Sunday, September 03, 2006 8:41 AM

All replies

  • Are you able to go to https://servername and not get any errors?  If you cannot do that either you should double check to make sure you have a the certificate installed properly on the site.

    To do that you will need to assign a certificate directly to the Default Web Site on the "Directory Security" tab choose Server certificate and either install or assign a certificate on the site. Then you will want to unselect "Accept client certificates".  You should then be able to browse to https://servername/exchange.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:27 PM
  • Have you installed a certificate in IIS, otherwise its no use of require encryption, it simply does not work if you dont have a certificate installed.

    /Lasse

     

    Sunday, September 03, 2006 8:41 AM