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Can I manage the SSL certificate for a CloudBoost appliance?

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You can change whether the CloudBoost appliances use the default self-signed certificate or a CA-signed SSL certificate. See below for more information.

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Re: Can I manage the SSL certificate for a CloudBoost appliance?

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Because self-signed SSL certificates are less secure than those signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, self-signed certificates should be used only for test deployments.

In production environments, you should use an SSL certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority. The CA-signed certificate must be suitable for SSL server usage and must cover all the host names in the deployment.

If you deploy an instance for testing and later decide to move it to production, you can update the SSL certificate.

Procedure

  1. Use a Web browser to log in to the EMC Cloud Portal, and then click CloudBoost.
  2. Select the appropriate appliance, and then click Configure.
  3. Next to Certificate, select the type of SSL certificate and provide the necessary certificate information.

OptionDescription
Use the default self-signed certificateThis is selected by default.
Provide a CD-signed certificateUpload a CA-signed wildcard certificate in the form of a .p12 or .pfx file and if necessary, type the key file password.

   4. Click Update Configuration.

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Re: Can I manage the SSL certificate for a CloudBoost appliance?

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Because self-signed SSL certificates are less secure than those signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, self-signed certificates should be used only for test deployments.

In production environments, you should use an SSL certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority. The CA-signed certificate must be suitable for SSL server usage and must cover all the host names in the deployment.

If you deploy an instance for testing and later decide to move it to production, you can update the SSL certificate.

Procedure

  1. Use a Web browser to log in to the EMC Cloud Portal, and then click CloudBoost.
  2. Select the appropriate appliance, and then click Configure.
  3. Next to Certificate, select the type of SSL certificate and provide the necessary certificate information.

OptionDescription
Use the default self-signed certificateThis is selected by default.
Provide a CD-signed certificateUpload a CA-signed wildcard certificate in the form of a .p12 or .pfx file and if necessary, type the key file password.

   4. Click Update Configuration.

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