#Lync Integration with #BlackBerry

So I have a need to integrate Lync with BlackBerry.  So I followed this wicked guide http://talesfromc.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/lync-bes-503-integration.html?m=1 and all was shweet.  I had to make a few tweeks to the certificate request inf file, as the SAN names just didn’t want to add themselves to the certificate request:

[Version]
Signature=”$Windows NT$”

[NewRequest]
Subject = “CN=LyncFEPool.domain”
Exportable = TRUE
KeyLength = 1024
KeySpec = 1
KeyUsage = 0xA0
MachineKeySet = True
FriendlyName = “OCSConnector”
ProviderName = “Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider”
ProviderType = 12
RequestType=pkcs10

[EnhancedKeyUsageExtension]
OID=1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1
OID=1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.2

[Extensions]
2.5.29.17 = “{text}”
_continue_= “DNS=PrimaryBES.domain&”
_continue_= “DNS=StandbyBES.domain&”
_continue_= “DNS=LyncFEPool.domain”

Then run certreq -new c:\LyncRequest.inf c:\LyncCertNew.req and request the cert, then import it blah, blah.

However, I have an Active/Passive BlackBerry setup and when I failed over to the Passive node, Lync didn’t work from my device.

The BlackBerry Collaboration Service would start and then stop with 3 Error events in the application event log:

Source:        BlackBerry Collaboration Service
Event ID:      15000
Level:         Error
Description:
<2013-04-12 12:12:44.910 BST>:[126]:<BBIM_EMDC2BEM01_BBIM_1>:<ERROR>:<LAYER = BBIM, [OCSC] TlsFailureException: The operation failed due to issues with Tls. See the exception for more information., ErrorCode=-2146893042, FailureReason = Other, InnerExceptionCertificateInfoNative::AcquireCredentialsHandle() failed; HRESULT=-2146893042>

Source:        BlackBerry Collaboration Service
Event ID:      15000
Level:         Error
Description:
<2013-04-12 12:12:44.910 BST>:[127]:<BBIM_EMDC2BEM01_BBIM_1>:<ERROR>:<LAYER = BBIM, [OCSC] TlsFailureException: The operation failed due to issues with Tls. See the exception for more information., ErrorCode=-2146893042, FailureReason = Other, InnerExceptionCertificateInfoNative::AcquireCredentialsHandle() failed; HRESULT=-2146893042>

Source:        BlackBerry Collaboration Service
Event ID:      15000
Level:         Error
Description:
<2013-04-12 12:12:44.925 BST>:[130]:<BBIM_EMDC2BEM01_BBIM_1>:<ERROR>:<LAYER = BBIM, [OCSC] BlackBerry OCSConnector will terminate…>

Turns out that you can’t use the initial cert you created, you have to export it with the public key to a .pfx file.  Then import that on to the Standby BES.

Everyday is a school day!

 

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