You must replace the default SSL server certificate that is provided when you install a View Transfer Server instance. For testing purposes, you can generate and use a self-signed certificate to replace the default certificate.

You use the openssl utility to generate SSL certificates for View Transfer Server.

Add openssl to the system Path variable on your host. See Add openssl to the System Path.


On the View Transfer Server computer, generate the private certificate key.

For example: openssl genrsa -des3 -out server-with-pass.key -passout password 2048


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 Apache is restarted.

For example: openssl rsa -in server-with-pass.key -passin password -out server.key


Generate the self-signed server certificate.

For example: openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -key server.key -out server.crt

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