Creating a self-signed security certificate
If your organization does not have its own security certificate or if you cannot gain access to a copy of it, use this procedure to generate a self-signed security certificate.
Follow these steps:
- Log in to the Control Center master host as root or as a user with superuser privileges.
Create a temporary directory for the new certificates and change to it.
Create a variable for the domain name of the Control Center master host.
<FQDN>with the fully-qualified domain name of the host:
Create additional variables for the location and name of your organization.
Replace the items in angle brackets with appropriate values:
Create a variable for the number of days until the certificate expires.
<Days>with a numeric value; for example, 1825 (5 years):
Create a certificate configuration file.
Use your pointer to copy the following text, and then paste it into your terminal session.
Create a certificate.
Verify the certificate.
- Install the certificate for Control Center use.
For more information, see Optional: Installing a security certificate.