Why use SSL?
SSL Certificates, even self signed certificates, allow for secure and encrypted communication between you and the server you are connecting to. If you do not use encryption, you are transmitting
your information in clear text. In cases of a man-in-the-middle attack this can mean all of your passwords, and private information is easily readable.
1. Start Internet Explorer running as a user with administrative privileges.
2. Browse to server computer using the computer name (ignore certificate warnings)
3. Click the ”Certificate Error” text in the top of the screen and select ”View certificates”
4. In the Certificate dialog, click Install Certificate -> Next
5. Select Place all certificates in the following store -> Browse
6. Check Show Physical Stores check box
7. Select Trusted Root Certificate Authorities – Local Computer
8. Click OK – Next – Finish – OK
9. Restart Internet Explorer
1. Start Firefox as a user with administrative privileges.
2. Open Tools and to to Options
3. Click the Advanced Tab, then Encryption Sub Tab, then click View Certificates button
4. Go to the Servers tab and press the Add Exception button
5. Type the location of the website. (e.g. https://www.cgmailbox.com/)
6. Click on get certificate
7. Click on Confirm Security Exception
8. Click OK - OK.
9. Restart Mozilla Firefox
Import a SSL Certificate Into Email Client
1. Open Outlook (or most mail clients)
2. Check the box to enable SSL encryption for SMTP and change the port to 465 (Tools - Account Settings - More Settings - Advanced)
3. Check the box to enable SSL and change the incoming port to: POP3 is 995, IMAP is 993
4. Click OK - Ok/Close, and restart Outlook.
5. You will receive a security warning asking if you want to continue using the server. Click on View Certificate.
6. Click on the details tab and click on Copy to File
7. Click Next, Next, then click on Browse and Navigate to your desktop. Save the file as mail.domain.cer click Next
8. Click Finish and you will get a export was successful message.
9. Right click the mail.domain.cer and then left click on Install Certificate
10. In the wizard select local machine, then click Next
11. Click on Place all certificates in the following store, then click Browse and select Trusted Root Certification Authorities, then Ok
12. Click Next - Finish and you're done after you restart Outlook again.
You can apply these steps to almost any browser or certificate warning