Export a certificate or public key from ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)
- Export a Server certificate, an Agent certificate or a Certificate Authority (CA) public key from ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) for use during the installation of an ESET Remote Administrator (ERA) component
As part of the installation process, ERA 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. In some cases, you might 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 Remote Administrator Server to allow for remote installation of ESET products.
A Peer certificate or Certification Authority must be present in ERA Web Console.
Export a certificate or public key
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.
- Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in.
- Click Admin → Certificates → Peer Certificates (or select Certification Authorities to export a public key).
Select the appropriate certificate. The type of certificate you export will depend on the component you are installing. Export a Server certificate for use when installing server components like ESET Remote Administrator Proxy. Export an Agent certificate for use when installing the ESET Remote Administrator Agent (ERA Agent). See below for examples of when to use each option:
Export - Export your certificate (
.pfxfile ) or CA (
.derfile). During product installation, the setup wizard will prompt you for this certificate.
Export as Base64 - Export your certificate or CA as a
.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.
- Export - Export your certificate (
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