Replacing your expiring IP-HTTPS certificate

DirectAccess has the ability to utilize certificates in a couple of different ways. Depending on how you configure DA, there are different places that certs may or may not be used, but one common variable to all DirectAccess implementations is IP-HTTPS. This is a transition technology that is always enabled on a DirectAccess server, and it requires an SSL certificate to work properly. IP-HTTPS traffic is coming in from the Internet, and so I always recommend that the SSL certificate used for the IP-HTTPS listener to be one purchased from a public CA entity.

As with any SSL certificate, they are only valid for a certain time period. Typically these certificates are purchased on a one, two, or three year ...

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