Oct. 08, 2015
Before you can upload a certificate to App Controller, you need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and private key. You generate the CSR in the Certificate Signing Request dialog box that you open from the Certificates panel in the App Controller management console. After you create the .csr file, you copy the certificate contents and submit them to the Certificate Authority (CA) web site for signing. The CA signs the certificate and returns it to you at the e-mail address you provided. When you receive the signed certificate, you can install it on App Controller.
To provide secure communications by using SSL or TLS, App Controller requires a server certificate. A summary of the steps for obtaining and installing a server certificate on App Controller are as follows:
Private keys that are generated with the CSR are stored in an encrypted and password-protected format on App Controller. When creating the CSR, you are asked to provide a password for the private key. The password is used to protect the private key from tampering and is also required when restoring a saved configuration to App Controller. Passwords are used whether the private key is encrypted or unencrypted.
To provide secure communication by using SSL or TLS, a server certificate is required on App Controller. Before you can upload a certificate to App Controller, you need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and private key.
App Controller creates the CSR. A dialog box that contains the contents of the CSR opens
The certificate provider returns a signed certificate to you by e-mail. When you receive the signed certificate, install it on App Controller.
You can create up to three CSRs. You can view or delete existing CSRs, and you can also choose to sign a CSR so that you can use the certificate immediately.