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Hello there!

After a little more than five years of using (and most of the time enjoying) Kerio Connect, we are going to move our mail system to Google Mail / Google Apps for Work.

In order to do that, I need to migrate the mailboxes which is a provided function by Google itself. It requires server type, address and login information. And obviously an SSL-certificate, because when I was trying to start the operation, Google told me that there's some kind of problem (that's pretty much it; no more detailed error notification) with the SSL-certificate.

Now, I found this link in the Kerio knowledgebase ( http:// kb.kerio.com/product/kerio-connect/server-configuration/ssl- certificates/configuring-ssl-certificates-in-kerio-connect-1 132.html ) and can tell that we do only use self-signed certificates.

I guess this is the problem - can anyone confirm this?
Is there anyone else who is experienced in migrating Kerio Connect accounts to Google Mail?

Thanks in advance!

Think Fixed

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Self signed certificates on a public facing server are never a good thing. For the purpose of this migration, perhaps you should buy an SSL certificate and save yourself all this trouble. Also, you could try another migration service. I've used Migration Wiz with great success in the past. I'm curious why you are ditching Kerio Connect. If you've been self hosting, and you no longer want to, there are some great Kerio cloud hosting providers who can migrate all of your Kerio data over to a fresh new Kerio Connect server with a proper SSL certificate, and you would still have control over your email instead of handing it all over to Google and their prying eyes.

My company has partnered with a great Kerio cloud hosting provider. I would name them here, but I don't want to get smacked down for endorsing someone on this forum. Just do a search for hosted Kerio email or something similar.

[Updated on: Wed, 08 April 2015 15:39]

Howie Isaacks
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Think Fixed LLC, Dallas and Fort Worth


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I am in the same situation today. I tried to migrate with a Selfassigned SSL and failed. I am running Kerio 6.1.2 and I couldnt get it to take the SSL from DigiCert because it was 2048bit.

almost had the work around, pasting them into the sslca folder in kerio but now its corrupt. i can see the file in the directory but not in the admin console. yikes, glad kerio didnt go down.

what was you final solution. I want google apps but might goto kerio cloud for easy migration.


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Get a free 30-day SSL certificate from one of the SSL vendors and use it for the migration.
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We just utilized MigrationWiz to move 60+ seats of hosted Exchange to Google Apps and it worked amazingly well. Yes it costs money and can get pricey however the value on it is astronomical. I had an issue with a connection problem and received an email back 30 minutes later from BitTitan.

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