Certificates are an important part of ESET Security Management Center; they are required for ESMC components to communicate with the ESMC Server. To make sure all components can communicate correctly, Peer Certificates need to be valid and signed by the same Certification Authority.
Each ESMC component requires a specific Peer certificate.
During the installation of ESMC Server, the installer automatically generates the following certificates and Certification Authorities:
You can create additional certificates based on your needs:
You can perform the following actions with certificates and Certification Authorities:
By default, ESMC uses certificates and CAs with SHA-1 encryption. If you want to use certificates with a more secure encryption method (SHA-256), visit our advanced security in ESMC online help topic.
The scheme below shows the usage of certificates in the ESMC infrastructure: