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Certificates in Management and Security Server generally identify a client or server. (Client certificates can identify individuals.)

During authentication, Entity A presents a certificate to Entity B, which checks the signature against its store of trusted certificates. If the certificate or its root is trusted, the transaction proceeds. If not, Entity B may either reject the transaction or present Entity A's user with a warning.

Server certificates. The need for server certificates depends on the security settings that are used for your terminal sessions:

  • If you use TLS security, the Host needs server certificates.

  • If you use the Security Proxy Server, both the MSS and the Security Proxy need server certificates.

Use the Certificates panel to generate and apply a self-signed certificate for Management and Security Server or to import a signed client certificate to share.