Certificates are an important part of ESET remote management platforms; they are required for Management Agents and other components to communicate with the Server. Peer Certificates need to be valid and signed by the same Certification Authority to make sure all components can communicate correctly.
Each PROTECT/ESMC component requires a specific Peer certificate.
During PROTECT/ESMC Server installation, 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, PROTECT 8.1 uses certificates and CAs with SHA-256 encryption. PROTECT 8.0 / ESMC uses certificates and CAs with SHA-1 encryption. If you want to use PROTECT 8.0/ESMC certificates with a more secure encryption method (SHA-256), visit our advanced security in ESET PROTECT / ESMC online help topic.
The scheme below shows the usage of certificates in the PROTECT/ESMC infrastructure: