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How to manage SSL certificates for system services

How to manage SSL certificates for system services

Overview
This document outlines how to perform various operations with SSL certificates for system services with NodeWorx.

SSL certificate management menu

NodeWorx provides an interface for managing SSL certificates. From here, you can generate a self-signed SSL certificate, view and edit a certificate, and update all services.

To log in to NodeWorx, use the URL and credentials provided to you in your Welcome Email. If you cannot locate this information, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

Generating self-signed SSL certificates

  1. From the main menu, select Server Server > SSL Certificates (Figure 1).


    Figure 1. NodeWorx main menu; Server > SSL Certificates.

  2. From the SSL Certificates panel, select Generate a Self-Signed SSL Certificate (Figure 2).


    Figure 2. SSL Certificates menu; Generate a Self-Signed SSL Certificate selection.

  3. In the SSL Certificate section, fill every field.
  4. Select the Email SSL Certificate check box and, in the Email Address field, enter your desired email address.
  5. In the "Install to" section, select the services to receive the SSL certificate.
  6. You will likely need to restart the service before the SSL certificate can be applied. In the Restart Services now field, select Yes if you prefer to restart services immediately; otherwise, select No.
  7. Click Generate (Figure 3).


    Figure 3. Generate a Self-Signed SSL Certificate; Generate button.

View SSL certificates

  1. From the main menu, select Server Server > SSL Certificates (Figure 1).


    Figure 1. NodeWorx main menu; Server > SSL Certificates.

  2. Locate the service to be viewed and click View in the Action column.

Editing SSL certificates

  1. From the main menu, select Server Server > SSL Certificates (Figure 1).


    Figure 1. NodeWorx main menu; Server > SSL Certificates.

  2. Locate the service to be edited and click Edit in the Action column (Figure 4).


    Figure 4. SSL Certifcates panel; Edit selection.

  3. Using cut-and-paste, enter the Private Key.

  4. Using cut-and-paste, enter the SSL certificate.

  5. You will likely need to restart the service before the SSL certificate can be applied. In the Restart Services now field, select Yes if you prefer to restart services immediately; otherwise, select No.

  6. Click Save.

How to update all SSL certificates

  1. From the main menu, select Server Server > SSL Certificates (Figure 1).


    Figure 1. NodeWorx main menu; Server > SSL Certificates.

  2. Click Update All Services (Figure 5). 


    Figure 5. SSL Certificates panel; Update All Services selection.

  3. In the Update All Services selection, select any or all of the check boxes corresponding to the services to be updated.

  4. Using cut-and-paste, enter the Private Key.

  5. Using cut-and-paste, enter the SSL certificate.

  6. You will likely need to restart the service before the SSL certificate can be applied. In the Restart Services now field, select Yes if you prefer to restart services immediately; otherwise, select No.

  7. Click Save.

    For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

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