If you enable SSL for local mode operations and local desktop provisioning, View Transfer Server instances require an SSL server certificate. You must replace the default certificate that is generated when you install View Transfer Server.

You can replace the default certificate with a certificate that is signed by a CA or, for testing purposes, you can generate and use a self-signed certificate.

Important

Replace the default certificate as soon as possible. The default certificate is not signed by a Certificate Authority (CA). Use of certificates that are not signed by a CA can allow untrusted parties to intercept traffic by masquerading as your server.

You perform the following tasks to configure an SSL server certificate for View Transfer Server:

1

Add the openssl utility to your system path.

You use the openssl utility to create and manage certificates for View Transfer Server. See Add openssl to the System Path.

2

Determine your certificate configuration path.

Starting Place

Action

You do not have an SSL server certificate.

Obtain a signed SSL server certificate from a CA. See Obtain a Signed Certificate from a CA for Use with a View Transfer Server Instance.

Alternatively, for testing purposes, you can generate and use a self-signed certificate. See Generate a Self-Signed Certificate for View Transfer Server.

Your organization provided you with a valid SSL server certificate in PKCS#12 format.

You must export the private key and server certificate into PEM format. See Prepare an Existing Certificate in PKCS#12 Format for Use with View Transfer Server.

Your organization provided you with a valid SSL server certificate in PKCS#7 format and a separate private key.

You can use the certificate to replace the default SSL server certificate provided with View Transfer Server. See Configure a View Transfer Server Instance to Use a Certificate.

Note

A certificate that is used with View Transfer Server must be in PEM format. If your certificate is not in PEM format, you must export the certificate into PEM format.

3

Configure View Transfer Server to use the SSL server certificate. See Configure a View Transfer Server Instance to Use a Certificate.

4

Configure settings in View Administrator to use SSL for local mode provisioning and other local mode operations. See Configure SSL for View Transfer Server Communications.