Installing an HTTPS certificate for secure access

By default, Cloud Manager uses a self-signed certificate for HTTPS access to the web console. You can install a certificate signed by a certificate authority (CA), which provides better security protection than a self-signed certificate.

Steps

  1. In the upper right of the Cloud Manager console, click the task drop-down list, and then select HTTPS Setup.
  2. In the HTTPS Setup page, install a certificate by generating a certificate signing request (CSR) or by installing your own CA-signed certificate:
    Option Description
    Generate a CSR
    1. Enter the host name or DNS of the Cloud Manager host (its Common Name), and then click Generate CSR.

      Cloud Manager displays a certificate signing request.

    2. Use the CSR to submit an SSL certificate request to a CA.

      The certificate must use the Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) Base-64 encoded X.509 format.

    3. Copy the content of the signed certificate, paste it in the Certificate field, and then click Install.
    Install your own CA-signed certificate
    1. Select Install CA-signed certificate.
    2. Load both the certificate file and the private key and then click Install.

      The certificate must use the Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) Base-64 encoded X.509 format.

Result

Cloud Manager now uses the CA-signed certificate to provide secure HTTPS access. The following image shows a Cloud Manager system that is configured for secure access:

Screen shot: Shows the HTTPS Setup page after you install a signed certificate. The page shows the certificate properties and an optoin to renew the certificate.