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Office Web Apps - Office Web Apps was unable to find the specified certificate

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  • Hello,

    Let me start by saying I did not see a forum listed for Office Web Apps and figured the SharePoint forum would be the second best place to post this.  With that said, here's my issue...

    I installed OWA 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) VM and installed all the prereqs as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219455(v=office.15).aspx  Since this is a test environment, I'm planning on using a self-signed cert which appears to be supported based on info found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2e147f11-6f47-46bc-90bf-b2f179958d11(v=office.15)#certificate.  

    I created the cert using the following command:

    New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName owa.test.local -CertStoreLocation cert:\LocalMachine\My 

    I then edited the cert's properties in the Cert Manager MMC snap-in and added a friendly name of "2014_OWA_Cert".  I then proceeded to try and create the OWA farm by running:

    New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "https://owa.test.local" -CertificateName "2014_OWA_Cert" -EditingEnabled

    This produces the following error:

    New-OfficeWebAppsFarm : Office Web Apps was unable to find the specified certificate.
    At line:1 char:1
    + New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "https://owa.test.local" -CertificateNa ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (:) [New-OfficeWebAppsFarm], ArgumentException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CertificateNotFound,Microsoft.Office.Web.Apps.Administration.NewFarmCommand

    What gives?  

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:50 PM

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  • did you got any solution for this ?

    Regards, Owais

    Monday, July 25, 2016 3:21 PM
  • Hi Owais

    Certificate created by above command is invalid. Please check this article on how to create self signed cert for office web apps:

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/canberrapfe/2015/08/19/simplifying-creation-of-office-web-app-2013-farm-certificates/


    Thanks
    Mohit

    • Proposed as answer by KRISHANA KUMAR Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:00 PM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 4:26 PM
  • Hello,

    Let me start by saying I did not see a forum listed for Office Web Apps and figured the SharePoint forum would be the second best place to post this.  With that said, here's my issue...

    I installed OWA 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) VM and installed all the prereqs as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219455(v=office.15).aspx  Since this is a test environment, I'm planning on using a self-signed cert which appears to be supported based on info found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2e147f11-6f47-46bc-90bf-b2f179958d11(v=office.15)#certificate.  

    I created the cert using the following command:

    New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName owa.test.local -CertStoreLocation cert:\LocalMachine\My 

    I then edited the cert's properties in the Cert Manager MMC snap-in and added a friendly name of "2014_OWA_Cert".  I then proceeded to try and create the OWA farm by running:

    New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "https://owa.test.local" -CertificateName "2014_OWA_Cert" -EditingEnabled

    This produces the following error:

    New-OfficeWebAppsFarm : Office Web Apps was unable to find the specified certificate.
    At line:1 char:1
    + New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "https://owa.test.local" -CertificateNa ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (:) [New-OfficeWebAppsFarm], ArgumentException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CertificateNotFound,Microsoft.Office.Web.Apps.Administration.NewFarmCommand

    What gives?  

    Import Certificate In Local machine

    Get-ChildItem cert:\localmachine\My\ | FL FriendlyName,Subject,NotBefore,NotAfter

    and check if you see the friendly name.


    Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:58 AM