To configure a View Connection Server instance, security server, or View Composer instance to use an SSL certificate, you must import the server certificate and the entire certificate chain into the Windows local computer certificate store on the View Connection Server, security server, or View Composer host.

Important

To configure View Connection Server or security server to use a certificate, you must change the certificate Friendly name to vdm. Also, the certificate must have an accompanying private key.

If you intend to replace an existing certificate or the default, self-signed certificate with a new certificate after you install View Composer, you must run the SviConfig ReplaceCertificate utility to bind the new certificate to the port used by View Composer.

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Before you can add certificates to the Windows Certificate Store, you must add the Certificate snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) on the Windows Server host on which the View server is installed.

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You must import the SSL server certificate into the Windows local computer certificate store on the Windows Server host on which the View Connection Server instance, security server, or View Composer service is installed.

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To configure a View Connection Server instance or security server to recognize and use an SSL certificate, you must modify the certificate Friendly name to vdm.

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If the Windows Server host on which View Connection Server is installed does not trust the root certificate for the signed SSL server certificate, you must import the root certificate into the Windows local computer certificate store. In addition, if the View Connection Server host does not trust the root certificates of the SSL server certificates configured for security server, View Composer, and vCenter Server hosts, you also must import those root certificates.

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If you configure a new SSL certificate after you install View Composer, you must run the SviConfig ReplaceCertificate utility to replace the certificate that is bound to the port used by View Composer. This utility unbinds the existing certificate and binds the new certificate to the port.