SSL and Send To Locations

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When you are using SharePoint in combination with SSL and Send To locations you have to register you certificate with SharePoint when you would like to register a Send To location that runs under a https address.

When you try to add the location you will receive the following error:

Verification failed: URL is not a valid routing destination.

You will also find a entry within your event viewer which let you see what certificate you need to register:

Log Name:           Application
Source:               Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation
Date:                  5/02/2011 16:83:51 PM
Event ID:            8311
Task Category:   Topology
Level:                 Error
User:                  Development\svc_spfarm
An operation failed because the following certificate has validation errors:\n\nSubject Name:, OU=IT, O=Development, L=Diablo, S=NC, C=US\nIssuer Name: CN=Development-Diablo-CA, DC=Development, DC=com\nThumbprint: 3ACA9260547711E0B9C08CEADFD72085\n\nErrors:\n\n The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority


This states that you will have to register your certificate you can register your certificate by using PowerShell:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell 

$rootca = New-Object System.Security.Cryptography.x509Certificates.x509Certificate2("[Your Certificate]") 

New-SPTrustedRootAuthority –Name "[Certificate Name]" –Certificate $rootca 

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