Export the Trusted CA certificate from your web server hosting the OWA site.
Take that file and import it as a Trusted CA certificate on the IE clients.
For both processes (exporting from server and importing to client) you can
use IE. Go to Tools->Internet Options and click on the Content tab. Then
click on the Certificates button. Go to the Trusted Root Certificate tab,
find your certificate and export. Use the same process to import on the
client. Message box then goes away when connecting to OWA.
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But how do I get the IE clients to authenticate the
certificate quickly? It takes almost 10 seconds for the
message to pop up to accept the certificate, even after
I've imported the certificate.
>Mathew, we strongly recommend you to implement SSL.
>Otherwise all the traffic will travel in clear text. Most
>usernames/passwords will travel in clear. Not a very good
>If you know your client base; you can add your internal
CA to the trust
>lists of those IE clients and that way avoid that
untrusted CA pop-up
>message every time you use OWA.
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>> I recently built a new win2k server with exchange 2000
>> sp3. I have mcafee groupshield exchange running for
>> virus/blocking purposes, and I also configured Outlook
>> Access for use with SSL.
>> I'm using the MS supplied Certificate Authority, so I
>> don't have to spend the money to get it from an outside
>> My question is if it is really necessary? Sure it goes
>> over https protocol, but what is it really doing except
>> telling the workstations it is ok to come into the
>> corporate server, and chewing up server resources?
>> Is normal http OWA unencrypted? The initial page load
>> OWA takes almost 10 seconds because the certificate is
>> installed. I'm not sure how to install it. It pops up
>> asks if I want to accept, I say yes.. Yet it keeps
>> me each time i try to log into OWA.