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How to install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Forefront?

Friday, March 8th, 2019

This tutorial explains how to generate a CSR Code and how to install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Forefront TMG Server. If you’ve already generated your CSR and received the certificate files from your CA, you can skip the first part, and head straight to the installation guidelines.

As a bonus, we’ve also included a few interesting facts about Microsoft Forefront TMG, as well as useful tips on where to get the best SSL Certificate file for your TMG server. Use the anchor links below to jump between different sections of this tutorial.

Generate a CSR code on Microsoft Forefront TMG
Install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Forefront TMG
Test your SSL installation
Microsoft Forefront TMG history and versions
Where to buy the best SSL Certificate for Microsoft TMG Server?

Generate a CSR code on Microsoft Forefront TMG

You have several options when it comes to generating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on Microsoft Forefront TMG.

In your Windows Server system, you have the Internet Information Services (IIS) manager. We’ve already written extensive guides on how to generate a CSR code in different IIS versions. Please, determine your current IIS manager version and check the corresponding guide below:

Once you’ve created your CSR code and successfully applied for an SSL Certificate, you can continue with the installation steps.

Install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Forefront TMG

After the Certificate Authority has issued all the necessary SSL certificate files to your inbox, you’ll have to install them back on the system you used to create the CSR, in our case, Microsoft IIS.

Check our guides on how to install an SSL certificate on IIS.

Note: If you’ve created and installed the SSL certificate on a different system that houses your TMG server you will need to Export and move the SSL Certificate with its private key as a PFX format off that system and import it to the system that houses your TMG system. Please refer to Microsoft for further instructions.

After the installation or export/import (if required) you need to set up a new web listener on your Forefront TMG server and assign your SSL certificate to it.

Set Up a New Web Listener on Your Forefront TMG Server

  1. Open ForeFront TMG Management
  2. Click Start > All Programs
  3. Click Microsoft Forefront TMG and then click Forefront TMG Management.
  4. In the Forefront TMG window, under Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, expand Forefront TMG (your server).
  5. Click Firewall Policy, and then on the right-side Toolbox tab, expand Network Objects and then, click New > Web listener.
  6. On the New Web Listener Definition Wizard window, in the Web listener name box, enter a name for your web listener and then, click Next.
  7. On the Client Connection Security page, select Require SSL secured connections with clients and Click Next.
  8. On the Web Listener IP Addresses page, under Listen for incoming Web requests on these networks, check Internal and then click Select IP Address.
  9. Under Available IP Addresses select the address you wish to use and click Add.
  10. After you’ve added the IP address click OK
  11. Back in the New Web Listener IP Addresses page, click Next.
  12. On the Listener SSL Certificates page, select Use a single certificate for this Web Listener and then, click Select Certificate.
  13. In the Select Certificate window, under Select a certificate from the available list of certificates, select the new SSL certificate that you imported/installed on this system and click Select.
  14. Back in the New Web Listener Definition Wizard, click Next
  15. On the Authentication Settings page, from the Select how clients will provide credentials to Forefront TMG drop-down list select No Authentication, then click Next
  16. On the Single Sign On Settings page, click Next.
  17. On the Completing the new Web Listener Wizard Page, double-check your configuration and then click Finish.
  18.  Finally, back on the Forefront TMG page, click Apply

Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Forefront TMG.

Test your SSL installation

After you install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Forefront TMG, the first thing you should do is scan your new SSL installation for potential errors. We recommend using these highly efficient SSL Tools, designed to give you instant reports on your SSL Certificate.

Microsoft Forefront TMG history and versions

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG), formerly known as Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server) is a firewall, router, anti-virus program, web cache and VPN server from Microsoft Corporation. It runs on the Windows Server operating system on x86-64 platforms.

Microsoft Forefront TMG was initially developed in Microsoft Proxy server under the codename “Catapult” in 1997. In 2000, Microsoft launched Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 (ISA Server 2000), the first product to use the 10-year support lifecycle.

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (Forefront TMG 2010) is a continuation of ISA Server 2006. It provides improved web security, native 64-bit support, malware protection, and BITS caching.

The last stable release of Microsoft Forefront TMG was on 10 October 2011. The product is no longer available for purchase as of 1 December 2012. Mainstream support ended on 14 April 2015, while extended support will last till 14 April 2020.

Where to buy the best SSL Certificate for Microsoft Forefront TMG?

The best place to buy an SSL Certificate for Microsoft Forefront TMG is from a reputable SSL vendor such as SSL Dragon. Our prices are the most competitive on the market, but there are even more benefits. We offer great discounts and exclusive deals on all our SSL certificates, but above all, five-star customer support.

All our products are compatible with Microsoft Forefront TMG, and you can always use our helping tools such as SSL Wizard and Advanced Certificate Filter to find the perfect SSL product for your project. We offer the following types of certificates:

SSL Dragon takes care of your sensitive data security, so your website or business can thrive online!

If you find any inaccuracies, or you have details to add to these SSL installation instructions, please feel free to send us your feedback at [email protected]. Your input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.