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Installing an HTTPS security certificate

You can upload and install a security certificate after a Certificate Authority has signed and returned it. The file that you upload and install must be a signed version of the existing self-signed certificate. A CA-signed certificate helps prevent man-in-the middle attacks and provides better security protection than a self-signed certificate.

Before you begin

You must have completed the following actions:
  • Downloaded the Certificate Signing Request file and had it signed by a Certificate Authority
  • Saved the certificate chain in PEM format
  • Included all certificates in the chain, from the server certificate to the root signing certificate
You must have the OnCommand Administrator role.


  1. Click Administration > Configure Settings.
  2. In the Configure Settings dialog box, click Management Server > HTTPS.
  3. Click Install HTTPS Certificate.
  4. In the dialog box that displays, click Browse to locate the file to upload.
  5. Select the file and click Install to install the file.

Example certificate chain

The following example shows how the certificate chain file might appear:

<Server certificate>
<Root signing certificate>