Allow a trusted connection between the Microsoft SharePoint server and the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service

To allow a trusted connection between the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service and the Microsoft® SharePoint® server, you must export the Microsoft SharePoint certificate to a file, and then import the certificate into the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service using the ImportCert utility. You must import the certificate into each BlackBerry® Enterprise Server instance running in a BlackBerry Domain.

To run the ImportCert utility, you need the proper permission. For Windows Server® 2008, the permission must be "Run as Administrator".

For more information about importing certificates, visit www.blackberry.com/go/kbhelp to read KB11623 and www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to read the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide.

  1. Export the Microsoft SharePoint certificate to a certificate file by performing the following tasks:
    1. In a web browser, type the secure URL for Microsoft SharePoint.
    2. In the Security Alert dialog box, click View Certificate. If the Security Alert dialog box does not appear, double-click the lock icon or the web browser icon that signifies that the site is secure.
    3. In the Certificate dialog box, click the Details tab.
    4. Click Copy to File.
    5. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click Next.
    6. Select the Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) option.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Click Browse to specify the location and name of the certificate file. You will use the certificate file name when you import the certificate.
    9. Click Save.
    10. Click Next.
    11. Click Finish.
  2. On the server that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, copy the certificate file into the current directory.
  3. Import the certificate into the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service by performing the following actions:
    1. On the server that hosts theBlackBerry MDS Connection Service, from the command line, navigate to the temporary folder where you copied the ImportCert.exe file.
    2. Run the ImportCert utility.
    3. Select the Microsoft® SharePoint® certificate.
    4. Click Import.
  4. Restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

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