Error On Rotate SSL Certificates in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services

In this post, I will highlight about the “Rotate SSL Certificates” in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations one-box environments that are under a subscription. This is a feature available under Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services. Rotate SSL Certificate sets up a certificate that allows users to use Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations & Dynamics 365 for Retail without any certificate errors.

Rotate SSL Certificates in Lifecycle Services:

To rotate the certificates, follow the steps highlighted below:

  1. In Lifecycle Services, go to Lifecycle Services and under projects navigate to Cloud Hosted Environments.

Fig 1 – Cloud Hosted Environments

       2. In the Cloud Hosted Environments section -> Maintain -> Rotate Secrets. 

Fig 2 – Rotate Secrets

On applying the certificate if the issue persists, instead of re-applying the certificate again, restart the machine on which the certificate This will setup the certificate and you won’t see the message again.

       3.  To check if the certificate is installed, select the AOSService website and then select Bindings in the Action Pane. On the Site Bindings, select Edit and in the Edit Site Binding window, Select view and the certificate will open. Check the certificate validity, and the validity date. In this case, the validity date is set to 4/12/2020 which means the certificate setup worked.

Fig 3 – IIS Certificate


For more details about “Rotate SSL Certificate” refer to the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services Engineering Blog.

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Navneeth Nagrajan is a Technical Consultant at Avanade Australia focusing on implementation, pre-sales and support of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations/ Microsoft Dynamics Ax ERP. Before Avanade, Navneeth worked as a Solutions Consultant at LM WindPower focusing on implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics Ax Enterprise Resource Planning solution. Prior to LM WindPower, he worked as a Lead Consultant for ITC Infotech India Limited focusing on Enterprise Solutions like Microsoft Dynamics AX & Microsoft Dynamics CRM. He has worked for Microsoft as a Partner Technical Consultant. His primary focus area is Microsoft Dynamics AX and he specializes on Trade & Logistics, CRM, Service Management and Project Management functionalities. His secondary focus area is Microsoft Dynamics CRM and he specializes on Sales Management, Marketing Management and Service Management sections. He has successfully assisted more than 100 Microsoft partners and customers. At Microsoft, He has successfully written and published papers on '​'​ Needs for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the Education Sector''. Prior to Microsoft, he has worked as a Functional Consultant and has implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX in the Manufacturing and Services Segment. He has also worked as a Business Development Executive implementing Document Management Systems for Security Broking and Manufacturing Organizations.