Begin and End Tags on Certificates: Gone in Communications Server 2007 R2?


Communications Server 2007 R2 provides a Certificate Wizard to ease the process of creating certificates. However, it appears that the certificate signing request (CSR) does not contain all the information necessary for some certification authorities (CAs). The purpose of this article is to create awareness and provide guidance for working around this issue.

Author: Rick Kingslan

Publication date: February 2010

Product version: Windows Server 2008, Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Communications Server 2007 R2 uses certificates to authenticate server-to-server communication and to encrypt client and server communication. To ease the process of creating the certificates that you need, Communications Server provides a Certificate Wizard. However, there have been verified reports that the certificate signing request (CSR) does not contain all of the information necessary for some certification authorities (CAs).

This article is for awareness only, and provides guidance for working around the issue as it exists today.

Read the complete article in the Technical Library.

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