Managing the SSL Certificate

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An SSL certificate is an effective way to secure a website against unauthorized interception of data. At its simplest, an SSL Certificate is used to identify the website and encrypt all data flowing to and from the Certificate holder's Web site. This makes all exchanges between the site and its visitors 100 percent private.

A valid SSL certificate is included with the z/Scope Anywhere installation and all communications are already encrypted with the product's default certificate. You may want to create your own certificate to identify your company better.



Managing the SSL Certificate


1. There are two ways of creating your own SSL certificate:


a. Create A self-signed certificate

b. Use A CA Certificate


2. Once you already have your certificate files, go to the z/Scope Anywhere Configuration Manager, click on the "Server Settings" box and then go to the "Communication" tab.


3.  Click on the "Manage Certificate" option.


4. On this screen you should inform the location of the certificate files, as follows:


Certificate File

Inform the path to the certificate file.


CA File

If the certificate is issued by a unknown CA, you should fill in the pathname to the CA certificate.


Private Key

You should inform the pathname to the certificate private key file.



Inform the password, if there is any, used when the private key was generated.


Note: The path names can be absolute (C:\MyCertPath\UserThisCert.pem) or relative to the path where z/Scope Anywhere is installed (\cert\UserThisCert.perm).



Read More:

The Default Embedded Certificate
A Self-Signed Certificate
A CA Certificate