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Tech Document Sep 25, 2018

How to Install Certificates on Lync Server 2013

This article will go into detail on how to install Certificates on Lync Server 2013.

  1. From the Windows start menu click on Lync Deployment Wizard icon.
  2. Click on Install or update Lync Server System.
  3. Under the Request, Install or Assign Certificates section click Run.
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  5. Choose External Edge Certificate and click Import Certificate.
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  7. Use the Browse button, and locate your certificate file (will be .pfx if you used DigiCert Windows Utility. If using a .pfx file be sure to check the Certificate file contains certificate’s private key checkbox). (Will be .cer if you use the Lync interface to create the CSR).Lync 2013 Server SSL Installation
  8. On the Summary page verify your information is accurate and click Next.
  9. On the Executing Commands page ensure Task Status is completed, and click Finish.
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  11. When returned to Certificate Wizard main page, click on External Edge Certificate, then choose Assign.Lync Server 2013 SSL Certificate
  12. Choose Next.
  13. On Certificate Store you can choose Next, or view the certificate if you’d like to verify you’ve installed the correct certificate.Lync 2013 SSL Certificate InstallationLync Server 2013 SSL Certificate Installation
  14. On Executing Commands page ensure Task Status shows completed, then click Finish.
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  16. To verify your certificate has been properly installed, look at the status column to ensure the External Edge Certificate is showing Assigned.

Your certificate has been installed.

Import from PFX

If you've already created a certificate on another server, use the following instructions to import the certificate in a .pfx format to Lync 2013.

  1. Select External Edge Certificate and click Import Certificate button.
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  3. Choose the PFX file and enter the password.
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  5. Walk through the rest of the wizard.