Installation Instructions for Microsoft Exchange 2013

The steps outlined below will assist you in installing an SSL certificate on a Microsoft Exchange 2013 server. If you have not yet generated your certificate and finished the validation process, refer to our CSR Generation Instructions before proceeding with the instructions below.

Installation Instructions for Microsoft Exchange 2013:

  1. Obtain the SSL certificate and private key files from the certificate authority (CA). These files should be in the .pfx or .p12 format.
  2. Log in to the Exchange server as an administrator and open the Exchange Management Shell.
  3. In the Exchange Management Shell, use the following command to import the SSL certificate and private key files into the Exchange server's
certificate store: Import-ExchangeCertificate -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path <path to .pfx file> -Encoding byte -ReadCount 0)) -Password (Get-Credential).Password
Replace <path to .pfx file> with the actual path to the .pfx file on your server.
  1. Use the following command to enable the SSL certificate for use with Exchange services:
Enable-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint <thumbprint of the certificate> -Services IIS
Replace <thumbprint of the certificate> with the actual thumbprint of the certificate.
  1. Use the following command to assign the SSL certificate to the IIS services:
New-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint <thumbprint of the certificate> -Services IIS
  1. Open IIS Manager on the Exchange server and navigate to the website that you want to secure with the SSL certificate.
  2. In the center pane of IIS Manager, under the IIS category, click on Server Certificates.
  3. Click on Bindings in the center pane and then click on Add.
  4. Select https from the Type drop-down menu and select the SSL certificate that you imported in step 3 from the SSL certificate drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.
  6. Restart the IIS service to apply the changes.
  7. Test the SSL certificate by accessing the website using https in a web browser.