As part of the installation process, ESMC requires a peer certificate authority and a peer certificate for Agents. These certificates are used to authenticate products distributed under your license. You can create new certificates for use on additional client computers. For example, a server certificate is required for the distribution of ESET server products. You may also want to create a new certificate to set specific parameters for a certain group of client computers, for example, a group of computers that will only be in use for six months might use a certificate with a different expiration date than other client computers.
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 ESET Security Management Center Server to allow for remote installation of ESET products.
A Peer certificate or Certification Authority must be present in ESMC Web Console.
A user must have the following permissions for the group that contains the modified object:
Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.
.pfxfile ) or CA (
.derfile). During product installation, the setup wizard will prompt you for this certificate.
.txtfile. Open this file in a text editor to access your unique certificate or public key for use when creating a transformation (
.mst) file or in other applications where it is necessary to enter unique strings from your certificate or CA to submit your credentials.
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