Generating a certificate request

In order to create a new certificate, you need to generate a certificate request using the either the Exchange Management Console, or through the shell using the New-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet. Once you have a certificate request generated, you can obtain a certificate from an internal Certificate Authority or a third party external Certificate Authority. In this recipe, we'll take a look at the process of generating a certificate request from the Exchange Management Shell.

How to do it...

  1. In this example, we'll generate a request using two Subject Alternative Names (SANs). This will allow us to support multiple URLs with one certificate:
    $cert = New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest ` -SubjectName "c=US, o=Contoso, ...

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