Friday, March 19, 2010

The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure on Sharepoint 2007 Search page

Today I was going to check on my Sharepoint 2007 Search settings on the SSP admin pages.

When I opened the search page on the Shared Service Providers, and got the following message"The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure."

This communication in the SSP towards the Office Server Web Services is based on SSL communication, default port 56738.
The certificate used is a self assigned sertificate for the host.

I opened the Internet Information Manager and checked the SSL status for the web site. It had a red cross on it, and had expired.
This server is abount 1 month old, and this should not be a problem!

To fix this issue I had to reassign a new self certificate to the web site, and this was accomplished in the following steps:

- Download IIS Resource Kit and install /extract
- Find Selfssl.exe and run the following command.
- Selfssl.exe /T /S: /V:validity days
- Default expire value for certificate is 01.01.9999:)
Did a iisreset, and the site was working properly.

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