3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2010 6:44 AM by MrHoffman
ChrisInTexas Level 1 (0 points)
I have recently started receiving this email message from my mac mini server.

The following certificate has expired on your server, serv.local:

Name: localhost
Expiration Date: 2010-05-31 12:57:23 -0500

When I go to the server in server admin, the certificate shows as expired, but it also says it is a CRITICAL cert and CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY is marked as yes.

How do I create a new certificate?

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 3G 3.0.1
  • jinniferb Level 1 (145 points)
    Where did you purchase the original from? It should tell you the source of the certificate in server admin > certificates.
    A lot of them are from godaddy or experian, if yours is, give them a call and renew it.
    Most places that sell certificates often send out "expiring soon" emails to the person who purchased it to begin with.
    Find that person and ask them to forward you the email with the renewal link in it, or call the originating company who issued it.
  • ChrisInTexas Level 1 (0 points)
    The certificate says it was created on the localhost. I am at a loss as to how to create this certificate since it looks different from the SSL certs I have.

    I should point out that the cert says it is the "root certificate authority"
  • MrHoffman Level 6 (13,975 points)
    You'll probably want to start reading up on Certificate Assistant; you'll likely be making a trip through Keychain to get to the Certificate Assistant tool. See page 59ff in the [Advanced Server Admin 10.6|http://images.apple.com/server/macosx/docs/AdvancedServer_Adminv10.6.pdf] manual.