2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2012 3:01 AM by BobMurray
BobMurray Level 1 Level 1

Hi Guys,


I have an OS10.4 Server, bound to AD. I have generated a Certificate Signing Request from Server Admin. I have generated a Self Sign Web Certifcate from my Windows CA and using the Add Signed certificate Button in Server Admin attempted to complete the Certifacte process. It never works, I get error when writing -1 .


I have Googled this to death so I hope someone can show me just how easy this is. All I want to do is have my Windows users (who trust my Windows CA) connect to iChat and Web on my Mac Server and not get a certiftcate Warning. Not much to ask.


I know how inflexible Self signed certs are but for me its all I need so why buy a commerical cert, I just need to be able to get my Mac OS10.4 Server to work with my Windows RootCA.


Can anyone help?





  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    Did you install your private CA's cert on your server?


    By default the server won't (and shouldn't) trust a certificate signed by an unknown CA. You can import the root's certificate into your X509Anchors file (via Keychain Access.app) and then you should be good.

  • BobMurray Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, yes I understand this and I imported the Roor certificate into this keychain before I did anything else. I then in Server admin generate the CSR, go to the windows CA web access, generate a web cert using the csr from server admin and then when trying to import the .cer file I get the errors.