Creating a Self-Signed Certificate
If you just want to be sure that connections are security encrypted then a self-signed certificate is sufficient for your organization.
Steps to Create a Self-Signed Certificate:
- Open the Server Manager by selecting the Configuration -> Server Manager item from the main menu.
- Select the Security page.
- Click the Create Cert button
- A Create a Self-Signed Certificate dialog will appear that asks for certificate details. The organization details that you use will be displayed to the FTP client user when they securely connect to your server. The Key Type should normally be RSA for maximum client compatibility. They Key Length value controls how strong the generated keys are and should normally be set to 2048. The default validity period for the certificate is 1095 days (3 years). Press the Generate button to create the certificate.
Create a Self-Signed Certificate dialog
- A self-signed certificate will be created and Cerberus will be automatically configured to use it.
- Click Ok to close the Server Manager. If no certificate was previously being used then Cerberus will configure itself immediately to use the new certificate. You may need to restart the FTP server service if you were overwriting a previous certificate.