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
To create a
Certificate Signing Request
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.
- In the App
Controller management console, click the
- In the left
- In the
Certificates panel, click
New and in
Certificate Signing Request, type the required
Key Length (required), select the encryption
Common name (required), type the host name or the
fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of App Controller as it appears on the
Network Connectivity panel.
Email, type the email address for the contact person
at your company.
Description, type a description for the CSR.
Company name, type the name of your company or
Department name, type the name of the department
that will use the certificate.
City, type the name of the city in which your
company or organization is located.
State, type the full name of the state where your
company is located.
Country Code (required), select the code for your
country, such as United States.
creates the CSR. A dialog box that contains the contents of the CSR opens
- Copy the
certificate contents from the dialog box and then paste the content into the
appropriate area on the Certificate Authority web site.
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.