Cluster Name ADRMS Certifcate Warning


Every time I access the Active Directory Rights Management Services i get the following security alert:

"the name of the security certificate is not valid or does not match the name of the site"

If I check the urls or the I get NO warning at all.

Here are the cluster details:

Did I miss anything during the RMS installation ? Or can this be a problem ?

Thank you,

Miguel ngelo Saragoa Soares







June 25th, 2013 11:40pm

Are you accessing RMS through and alias (e.g. NLB name) that is different from the hostname? If so you should add the hostname as a subject alternative name to the SSL certificate in order to avoid a warning.

Note that using a DNS alias is best practice and it helps avoid problems during RMS server migration (better said it is crucial for RMS server migration).


Martin Rublik

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June 26th, 2013 10:38am

Ol Martin,

Thank you for your reply.

Yes I'm accessing thru an alias. I've a DNS entry like

 rms Alias (Cname) SRV1.domain.local

But if i add SRV1 as a subject alternative name it will be seen outside my organization since the intranet and extranet cluster URL share the same name which can be consider a security risk ?

Since this warning only occurs when I access the RMS admin console I guess I will just "ignore" it.

Miguel ngelo Saragoa Soares

June 27th, 2013 12:36pm

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