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Monday, July 11, 2011

RDS certificate issue - The certificate is not valid for this usage

If you have purchased a certificate for use with RDS, and after you install it you get the error: 'The certificate is not valid for this usage', check to see if your certificate has a long certificate chain ( multiple intermediate CAs in the chain).

If it does, then get the public CA to re-issue a certificate to you that has a shorter chain (like, one root and one intermediary).

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