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12th October 2009, 08:53 AM   |  #1  
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Hey,

Recently a new security rule was set for my exchange server.
Now i have to install a certificate on the device in order to synchronize.
I have it in 2 versions - *.*cer and *.*cab
Appreciate if anyone can share with mе how to install it.

Thanks!
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12th October 2009, 12:11 PM   |  #2  
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i've been having this issue as well, so far I haven't found away to do it
12th October 2009, 06:30 PM   |  #3  
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Same problem. I've to syncronize my work exchange account, but it requires to install a .cer certificate.

Anyone can help us?
12th October 2009, 11:29 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by stalvatero

Same problem. I've to syncronize my work exchange account, but it requires to install a .cer certificate.

Anyone can help us?

Hey guys, got it! http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?c...rodesk.nitroid
It's on the market. Works perfect, it has great design and it's exactly for our problem. I did have some issues with the authentication because the exchange allows only WM devices but the developer was so kind and helpful to find a solution.
It has 5 days trial. You can try if it works with your exchange servers.
The app is simply amazing allowing you to install 2 different types of certificates.
Will buy the license for sure.
Finally!
12th October 2009, 11:50 PM   |  #5  
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I concur, Nitroid's "Touchdown" works wonderfully. And I cannot say enough about the tech support. In the early versions (which were a bit buggy but still worked well) they staff was responsive and helpful in what turned out to be a very stupid config error on my end. They were willing to help me troubleshoot multiple times (thru e-mail but extremely fast, I have a gmail thread with about 6 or 7 responses in a row in one day). When all was said and done I was left with a "now that's how you handle a frustrated customer!" feeling, in a word, they rock!

P.S Touchdown allows you to choose which folders from your server you wish to see if your like me and don't have everything flooding your inbox. That was a big issue for me on the old work email app from the earlier Hero roms.
13th October 2009, 01:41 PM   |  #6  
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Great! will test during these days then!
12th June 2010, 05:41 AM   |  #7  
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.cer files import SUCCESSFULLY to get exchange sync
Just got a Sprint HTC EVO running Android (GREAT PHONE!!).
Found out from several posts that there is a function
Settings -> Security -> Install from SD Card
that imports .p12 certificates from the root of the SD Card.
Found out that it recognizes and successfully imports .cer certificate files too!!.
[Warning, you can use usb to copy the certificate to the root of your SD Card, but be sure to disconnect otherwise the "Install from SD Card" will be greyed out.]
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16th August 2010, 07:32 PM   |  #8  
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hi Kathey
I managed to copy and install the certificate following your instructions but it is still impossible to download attachements can you do it?

I don't know if the certificate was recognized by my HTC Desire.

I've tried everything and I am so disappointed i really need my connection to exchange to open up the attachments.
20th October 2010, 11:06 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kathey

Just got a Sprint HTC EVO running Android (GREAT PHONE!!).
Found out from several posts that there is a function
Settings -> Security -> Install from SD Card
that imports .p12 certificates from the root of the SD Card.
Found out that it recognizes and successfully imports .cer certificate files too!!.
[Warning, you can use usb to copy the certificate to the root of your SD Card, but be sure to disconnect otherwise the "Install from SD Card" will be greyed out.]

@kathey: Just an addition

.cer certificates are normally encoded in DER/binary. Android cannot read these files!
You may need to convert the certificates to Standard PEM (normally with .crt file extension).
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10th November 2010, 03:19 AM   |  #10  
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I was able to import a PEM BASE64 certificate I exported from the Windows MMC (certmgr.msc) into my G2 after changing the file extension from .cer to .crt
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