Disable SSL check for enabling Data Encryption in CRM 2013

By now many of you might have already worked with Data encryption feature in CRM 2013. In case you are not aware of this new feature, I suggest you go through the following link.


Isn’t it really simple to just go to Settings->Data Management  and enable Data Encryption with the key of your choice. Well it is. However the moment you try to do so and your CRM website is not configured with SSL certificate, you get the following error.


So thinking that you would need to request a certificate and bind with CRM website? Well if possible i strongly recommend you doing the same. If may sound tedious to get a certificate for this but actually you end up protecting your own sensitive data and account passwords.

However if you are not willing to do the same, you can do the following workaround.

Open SQL and connect to MSCRM_Config database.Run the below query. Remember to Restart your IIS after executing the query below. Hope this helps!


UPDATE [MSCRM_CONFIG].[dbo].[DeploymentProperties]
SET [BitColumn]=1
WHERE ColumnName='DisableSSLCheckForEncryption

Author: Debajit

I am a Dynamics CRM Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with 12 years of experience in Microsoft .NET Technologies and 9 years of dedicated experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. I have worked with companies like Microsoft, SanDisk, PwC, TMF Group and have extensive experience of implementing complex CRM solutions from both offshore and client side. Currently the face of XrmForYou.com with significant experience in delivering corporate training on Dynamics CRM and have already delivered multiple projects to client through XrmForYou.com Author of multiple tools on codeplex including the 'Role Based Views' and 'CRM-Sharepoint Metadata manager & Attachment Extractor' which are available for commercial use under XrmForYou.com For consulting/ training, drop me a note at info@xrmforyou.com or visit our website www.xrmforyou.com

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