An SSL certificate that is used with a View Transfer Server instance must be in PEM format. If you have an existing certificate in PKCS#12 format, you can use openssl to export the private key and server certificate in PEM format.

If you have an existing server certificate in PKCS#7 format and a separate private key, you can go directly to the procedure described in Configure a View Transfer Server Instance to Use a Certificate.

Verify that openssl was added to the system Path variable on your host. See Add openssl to the System Path.

1

On the View Transfer Server system, open a command prompt and use openssl to export the private key from your .p12 or .pfx certificate file.

For example: openssl pkcs12 -in server.pfx -nocerts -out key.pem

2

Remove the pass phrase from the private key and save it to the file server.key.

This step prevents Apache from prompting you for your pass phrase each time it is restarted.

For example: openssl rsa -in key.pem -out server.key

3

Export the server certificate from your certificate file and save it to the file server.crt.

For example: openssl pkcs12 -in server.pfx -clcerts -nokeys -out server.crt

Configure your View Transfer Server instance to use the certificate. See Configure a View Transfer Server Instance to Use a Certificate.