Exchange w/ self signed certs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tomg2tg, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. tomg2tg macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    Has anyone been able to get Exchange (2003) Activesync to work with self signed certificates? Tried this with no luck:

    1. add an email to your iPhone such as a gMail one that you can access via Mail.
    2. send yourself the certificate so that you download the mail with it's attachment to your iPhone
    3. open the mail on your iPhone
    4. open the attachment
    5. install the certificate.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    As someone who has tried to do this sort of thing in the past with a limited amount of success on a Windows Mobile device, let me give you some hard-earned advice:

    Go to GoDaddy and pay the $35 to get a proper certificate and install it on your Exchange Server.

    The amount of time you will waste trying to get a self-signed/self-created certificate to work far exceeds the value of a proper certificate. Not to mention, getting a proper certificate from a valid authority will make using Outlook Web Access easier, too. (That's why I first paid for a proper certificate. Having it now makes iPhone setup a breeze.)
  3. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    I will gladly second the above. Self signed certs are a total pain in the ass and not worth the effort. I know a couple IT guys who were pretty good at Exchange and never got it to work.
  4. mkoesel macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2005
    I've got mine talking to a server with a self signed cert. There was no need to install any cert beforehand - I just set it up in the Mail configuration inthe Settings app. It works great, but the downside is you get the certificate warning on occasion.

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