[KB6170] Create a new certificate for new workstations to automatically join a Dynamic Group in ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)

Issue

  • Create and deploy a new certificate for new workstations to automatically join a Dynamic Group based on Certificate serial number

To create a new certificate or certificate authority, or to create a new certificate set to other specific parameters for a certain group of client computers, see the following Knowledgebase article: 

Details

Certificates are used to authenticate products distributed under your license to identify computers on your network, which ensures a secure communication between your ERA Server and clients, and also to establish secured connection of ERA Web Console. 

Your Certificate Authority (CA) is used to legitimize certificates distributed from your network. In an enterprise setting, a public key can be used to automatically associate client software with the ERA Server to allow for remote installation of ESET products.

Solution

End of support for version 6.4 and 6.5 of ESET Remote Administrator / MDM

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.5 is currently in Limited Support status and will soon be in Basic Support status. It is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2020.

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.4 is currently in End of Life status and no longer available for download.

The MDM functionality in ESET Remote Administrator version 6 is currently in End of Life status and no longer available for download

Examples of Dynamic Group templates and their use

For aditional examples of using Dynamic Group templates, see Dynamic Group template - examples in ERA Online Help and Related articles below.

To create a new certificate in ESET Remote Administrator for new workstations to automatically join a Dynamic Group, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Admin Certificates → New → Certificate.
     
  3. Expand the Basic section and complete the following attributes:
    1. Description: Type in a descriptive name to identify which computer or which Dynamic Groups this certificate will be for.
    2. Product: Select Agent from the drop-down menu (Agent is selected by default).

Figure 1-1

  1. Expand the Sign section and click