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Server Certificate Renewal

Question asked by Paul Jansen on Apr 24, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2018 by bigtom

Despite working with FileMaker for many years, I have to admit I find certificate management for server a bit of a pain.  Renewal happens infrequently enough that I forget the nuances of certificate management and the variation between versions.  Hence my question of those much more expert at server management....


I have a FileMaker 16 server with a certificate that expires next month which I have just renewed with the certificate provider.

  • I downloaded the existing Certificate Request using the Admin Console to generate a new certificate
  • I attempted to use this CSR o generate a new certificate
  • My certificate provider displayed a warning recommending I generate a new Request for best security


I have 2 questions

  1. Is it a significant security issue to reuse the previous CSR?
  2. Can I safely generate a new CSR from the Admin Console without affecting the current certificate installation


Hopefully these are easy questions for the server gurus to answer