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    I didn't say that would be the only problem, but it is the only one I mentioned. Zimbra has a "Secure interprocess communication" option which is on by default. You can turn that off and then the certificates will work for internal communication regardless. Obviously that's not the best choice for being security conscious.

    But yes, you can wait until close to June 8 to redo the certificates. As long as you get it done before that expiration date actually hits you'll be fine.

    When you're using a self-signed certificate like that, your users will get a warning about the certificate no longer matching the first time they visit after you change it, and will have to store a new exception for the new certificate. The only way to avoid that is to get a commercial cert (which usually costs money).

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    Quote Originally Posted by justdave View Post
    I didn't say that would be the only problem, but it is the only one I mentioned. Zimbra has a "Secure interprocess communication" option which is on by default. You can turn that off and then the certificates will work for internal communication regardless. Obviously that's not the best choice for being security conscious.

    But yes, you can wait until close to June 8 to redo the certificates. As long as you get it done before that expiration date actually hits you'll be fine.

    When you're using a self-signed certificate like that, your users will get a warning about the certificate no longer matching the first time they visit after you change it, and will have to store a new exception for the new certificate. The only way to avoid that is to get a commercial cert (which usually costs money).
    Great reply, thanks much. I will try to renew the certificate by the end of May and will report back should something go wrong.

    Regards

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    Hi justdave and all dear Zimbra friends,

    Couldn't wait until June and got the license renewed for another year.

    At the end, there was a message saying I need to restart my ZCS service.

    Will zmcontrol stop followed by zmcontrol start suffice or I should do something else?

    Thanks in advance

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    Yes, that's what it means. "zmcontrol restart" works, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justdave View Post
    Yes, that's what it means. "zmcontrol restart" works, too.
    Thanks Dave, you're a life saver :-)

    Now I wish I had selected a higher number of days like 1000 days instead of 365! Do you happen to know what the maximum number allowed is?
    Last edited by tezarin; 05-03-2012 at 10:11 AM.

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