Installing server certificates for secure communication

In the role of administrator of Enterprise Server, you need to install the SSL server certificate so that remote client software and Web users can request it. Installing a certificate entails storing the certificate and key file in a folder accessible to the server software.
Note: The DemoCA is intended to provide certificates and keyfiles for development and testing purposes. Micro Focus strongly recommends that commercial certificates are used for production environments.

To install a server certificate:

  1. Connect to ES Admin, for example by entering http://localhost:86 in your Web browser.
  2. Select the enterprise server you want, such as ESDEMO. Stop it if it is started, and then click Edit.
  3. Go to the Listeners page.
  4. Select the HTTPS listener you want (if you can't see the one you want, set the Process filter to All), and click Edit .
  5. If Secure Sockets Layer is not checked, check it and configure this listener as a secure listener.
  6. Enter the filenames of your server certificate and private key in the Certificate and Keyfile fields. If these are not in the default directories, you also need to supply the paths to these files. For example:
    • ssldir/certs/srvcert.pem
    • ssldir/keys/srvkey.pem

    Where ssldir is the directory where Security Pack is installed, and is by default /opt/microfocus/DemoCA or $COBSSL (if set).

    Note: Enterprise Developer supports DER, CER, PKCS #7, PKCS #8, PKCS #12 and PEM certificate file formats and PKCS #8, PKCS #12 and PEM for key file formats.
  7. Click OK.