As part of the installation process, ESET PROTECT 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 PROTECT to allow for remote installation of ESET products.
Verify that a Peer certificate or Certification Authority is present in ESET PROTECT (8.0).
Click More → Peer Certificates (or select Certification Authorities to export a public key).
Click the appropriate certificate and then click Export or Export as Base64. The type of certificate you export will depend on the component you are installing. Export a Server certificate for use when installing server components. Export an Agent certificate for use when installing the ESET Management Agent. See below for examples of when to use each option:
Export - Export your certificate (
.pfx file ) or CA (
.der file). During product installation, the Setup Wizard will prompt you for this certificate.
Export as Base64 - Export your certificate or CA as a
.txt file. 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 type unique strings from your certificate or CA to submit your credentials.