Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-13

The Name and Security Settings page provides a text box to define a Friendly Name, a drop-down for the Bit length of the private and public key pair, and a check box to Mark the certificate’s private key as exportable.

The friendly name on a certificate is a user friendly and easily identifiable name on a certificate that better identifies it to the person viewing the certificate.

The Bit length of the private and public key pair can be chosen as 1024, 2048, or 4096.

Selecting the check box for Mark the certificate’s private key as exportable allows the certificate and private key to be exported and moved to another computer or server. In Microsoft Lync Server 2010, the only time that this is required is when you are creating a pool of Edge Servers for the media relay authentication service (MRAS).

Name and Secutiry Settings dialog box
Caution:
To help maintain the security of the certificate and the key pair, you should select the Mark the certificate’s private key as exportable option only if it is absolutely necessary.