Importing Exchange 2019 Certificates

Kevin 25 Reputation points

I just installed Microsoft Exchange 2019 for the first time.

I am attempting to import the SSL certificate from GoDaddy When researching using PowerShell to import the certificate, I learn that a password is required. However GoDaddy does not provide one. Is this password something I choose or am I suppose to get one from GoDaddy?

GoDaddy only has instructions to install certificates on 2016 using the EAC. If they have instruction to install via PowerShell I haven't been able to find them.

Exchange 2019 and Windows 2022 are fully updated.

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  1. Dezhi Li-MSFT 780 Reputation points

    Hi @Kevin,

    You can confirm your certificate file type, the password is only required if they are PKCS #12 certificate file and the file contains a private key or chain of trust.


     This password is the one you chose when you exported the certificate from GoDaddy. If GoDaddy did not provide you with a password for the certificate, it is likely that the certificate was not exported with a password. For more details you can ask GoDaddy's support team or go to their official forum for help.

    (Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.)

    After you confirm, you can try to import your certificate without using a password according to the following document.

    Best Regards,


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