Submit a ticketCall us

Have You Auto Renewed? If not, you're missing out.
The SolarWinds Renewal Program comes with a host of benefits including the most recent product updates, 24/7 technical support, virtual instructor-led training and more. Experience all of this with the convenience of Auto Renewal, and never worry about missing any of these great benefits. Learn More.

Home > Success Center > Server & Application Monitor (SAM) > Unable to create a self-signed certificate

Unable to create a self-signed certificate

Overview

Unable to create a self-signed certificate.

Environment

All SAM versions

Resolution

Do the following steps to manually create a self-signed certificate:

1. Copy this script to Exchange server.

$IPAddress = Read-Host "Enter the IP Address of the Exchange server"
$ExpDays = "3650"
$name = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CX500DistinguishedName.1"
$name.Encode("$IPAddress_Solarwinds_Exchange_Zero_Configuration", 0)
$key = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CX509PrivateKey.1"
$key.ProviderName = "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider"
$key.KeySpec = 1
$key.Length = 1024
$key.SecurityDescriptor = "D:PAI(A;;0xd01f01ff;;;SY)(A;;0xd01f01ff;;;BA)(A;;0x80120089;;;NS)"
$key.MachineContext = 1
$key.Create()
$serverauthoid = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CObjectId.1"
$serverauthoid.InitializeFromValue("1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1")
$ekuoids = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CObjectIds.1"
$ekuoids.add($serverauthoid)
$ekuext = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CX509ExtensionEnhancedKeyUsage.1"
$ekuext.InitializeEncode($ekuoids)
$cert = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CX509CertificateRequestCertificate.1"
$cert.InitializeFromPrivateKey(2, $key, "")
$cert.Subject = $name
$cert.Issuer = $cert.Subject
$cert.NotBefore = get-date
$cert.NotAfter = $cert.NotBefore.AddDays($ExpDays)
$cert.X509Extensions.Add($ekuext)
$cert.Encode()
$enrollment = new-object -com "X509Enrollment.CX509Enrollment.1"
$enrollment.InitializeFromRequest($cert)
$certdata = $enrollment.CreateRequest(0)
$enrollment.InstallResponse(2, $certdata, 0, "")
2. Open a PowerShell session in Administrator context.
3. Change the directory of the PowerShell session to the location of the PowerShell script.
4. Type the name of the script and then press Enter.
5. When prompted, enter the IP address of the Exchange server and then press Enter.

 

 

Last modified

Tags

Classifications

Public