Certificate error on opening Outlook

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Certificate error on opening Outlook

Postby mollcons » Sat Jan 11th, 2014 7:16am

Mailtraq Version: 2.17.5.3388

Whenever I initiate Outlook (v2013), when it connects to the Mailtraq server, it pops up a message box entitled "Internet Security Warning", which says:
"The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified.

The target principal name is incorrect"

I am using a self-generated certificate.

How do I stop the warning being generated every time that Outlook opens?
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Re: Certificate error on opening Outlook

Postby wellss » Sat Jan 11th, 2014 10:08pm

You would have to import the certificate into the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" store on each client which should work, or you can purchase a valid SSL certificate online at a cheap price. If the server and client are both inside a LAN and you are not worried about someone "sniffing" the network and capturing mail between the client and server, you could actually just choose not to use a certificate. Also, the name in the certificate MUST match the name of the server you are connecting to, exactly.
The problem with self-signed certificates is that they are generally not used in production and browsers and other software that are seeing the certificate will not show it as authentic.
Hope this helps a bit.
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Re: Certificate error on opening Outlook

Postby Martin Clayton » Mon Jan 13th, 2014 11:09am

Another option to consider is a free certificate from StartSSL. Works here for email and webmail but I think Mailtraq would need to support StartSSL's Class 1 intermediate certificate to work seamlessly with non-ancient versions of Firefox. (See StartSSl's FAQ. It may be possible already but I didn't see a way of installing it).
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