13.1. Certificate

You can find the Certificate Settings at General → Certificates → Certificate.

A Certificate verifies ones digital identity in the network.

On the certificates screen you can export the certificate and its private key in X.509 PEM format. Please be very careful with the private key. If it compromised the Certificate needs to be suspended.

The certificte name has to be a unique name, which means that it’s not used by another certificte in the system. A certificate has a type which is either server or user. The type can not be changed later on and special attributes are added to the certificate depending on the type that might affect its usage.

There are three different methods to create a certificte.

  • Create Certificate
  • Import Certificate
  • Import P12
Country The country where the company is registered
State or Province The state or province where the company is located
City The city where the company is located
Organization The company name
Organizational Unit The department of the company
Common Name Usually the domain name, host name or URL of the company
Email Address An email address to contact the company