Exchange 2007 3rd Party SSL Cert – Common Name

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I am not sure what the Common Name should point at: our new external OWA web address (owa2.sbcity.org) or the email server's name (georgia.ccb.gov)? Our external domain (sbcity.org) is different than our internal one (ccb.gov). New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -Path c:CertificatesOWA-external-certrequest.req -KeySize 1024 -PrivateKeyExportable $True -SubjectName "c=US, s=CA, l=San Bernardino, o=City of San Bernardino, ou=Information Technology, cn=georgia.ccb.gov" -DomainName owa2.sbcity.org -FriendlyName "OWA External Certificate" Thanks

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The common name should be the external owa2.sbcity.org address.

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Fm005 | Apr 8 2009 4:56PM GMT

The common name can be any of the names that you need to secure. Generally it will be the main Webmail address used by users in your organization as this is the name that will show up on the certificate if someone were to try and view the actual certificate.

But as far as it goes, there is no difference in functionality on which names shows up as the common name.

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    The common name can be any of the names that you need to secure. Generally it will be the main Webmail address used by users in your organization as this is the name that will show up on the certificate if someone were to try and view the actual certificate. But as far as it goes, there is no difference in functionality on which names shows up as the common name.
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