Important Resource for Deploying Certificates in Communications Server 2007 and Communications Server 2007 R2


This article highlights the information contained in "Deploying Certificates in Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2," available as "Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Certificate Guide.doc" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=179053 to help you with the important task of deploying certificates.

Author: Kate Gleeson

Publication date: January 2010

Product version: Communications Server 2007 and Communications Server 2007 R2

Certificates and public key infrastructure (PKI) systems can be very complex and are often misunderstood. Typically, a dedicated team of security experts in a corporation plan, configure, and operate these systems. For Communications Server, the properties that you apply to a certificate for a specific task or role must be correct, or the servers will not authenticate, causing failure in validation or activation of services. In Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2, certificates encrypt traffic by using Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and provide strong authentication by using mutual TLS (MTLS). "Deploying Certificates in Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2," available as "Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Certificate Guide.doc" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=179053, provides details about deploying certificates in Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2.

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