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14-3
Creating Web Certificates
4. After you have defined parameters 5 through 11, type 12 and press [Enter] to
access the CSR Commands menu. From the CSR Commands Menu, type 1 and
press [Enter] to generate a Certificate Signing Request. This will overwrite any
existing certificate, and create a new Self Signed certificate.
a) The RPC will prompt you to create a password. Key in the desired password
and then press [Enter]. When the RPC prompts you to verify the password,
key it again and then press [Enter] once. After a brief pause, the RPC will
return to the Web Access Menu, indicating that the CSR has been successfully
created.
b) When the Web Access Menu is re-displayed, press [Esc] several times until
you exit from the Network Parameters menu and the "Saving Configuration"
message is displayed.
5. After the new configuration has been saved, test the Self Signed certificate by
accessing the RPC via the Web Interface, using an HTTPS connection.
a) Before the connection is established, the RPC should display the warning
message described previously. This indicates that the Self Signed certificate
has been successfully created and saved.
b) The RPC will prompt you to enter a user name and password. After keying in
your password, the main menu should be displayed, indicating that you have
successfully accessed command mode.
14.2. Creating a Signed Certificate
To create a Signed certificate, and eliminate the warning message, first set up your
domain name server to recognize the Common Name (item 5) that you will assign to
the unit. Next, complete steps one through five as described in Section 14.1 and then
proceed as follows:
1. CapturetheNewlyCreatedCertificate: Type 12 and press [Enter] to access the
CSR Commands submenu.
a) At the CSR Commands submenu, type 2 and press [Enter] to select the
Display CSR Key option.
b) The RPC will prompt you to configure your communications program to receive
the certificate. Set up your communications program to receive a binary file,
and then press [Enter] to capture the file and save it. This is the Code Signing
Request that you will send to the outside security service (e.g., VeriSign,
Thawte, etc.) in order to have them sign and activate the certificate.
2. ObtaintheSignedCertificate: Send the captured certificate to the outside
security service. Refer to the security service's web page for further instructions.
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