SSL Certificate Question... RRS feed

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  • I'm so confused...

    I'm setting up adfs for an organization that's never had it before (my first time doing this). We'll be setting up an internal adfs server and a proxy serve in their dmz.... pretty standard. They don't have a CA so we'll be getting a certificate from Digicert. My question is, when I create the certificate request on the internal server, what do I set as the common name for the cert? Do I use the fqdn of the server? Do I use what I want the service name of the adfs farm to be? I've found documentation stating both ways. It seems to me I should use the service name of the adfs farm but I can't find good documentation anywhere online for this scenario. Thanks. 

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:39 PM


  • Your ADFS farm will need to be on the public domain, read Network requirements / Configuring DNS https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/design/ad-fs-requirements#BKMK_7 

    If you can afford it, use a wildcard certificate. Explained here: Certificate requirements DNS https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/design/ad-fs-requirements

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    Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:07 PM