Steps to Import a 3rd Party Certificate:
- Ensure that you have a digital certificate and private key in a format that Cerberus FTP Server understands. First, you will need to generate a new certificate (either by purchasing one from a public Certificate Authority, or you can install a Certificate Authority in your domain). You need to have a public certificate and a private key along with the passphrase for the private key.
- Open the Server Manager by selecting the Configuration -> Server Manager item from the main menu.
- Select the Security page.
- Under the Server Key Pair group, Click the Certificate … button.
- A file open dialog will appear that will allow you to select the public certificate provided from your certificate authority.
- Under the Server Key Pair group, Click the Private Key… button.
- A file open dialog will appear that will allow you to select the server’s private key. If your public and private key are in the same file then set this path to be the same as the Certificate file path.
NOTE: Cerberus understands both DER and PEM encoded certificate formats.
- Needs Key Password – Check this option if the digital certificate is encrypted.
- Password – If the digital certificate is encyrpted then this is the password used to decrypt your digital certificate. The password is the same password you used to create the certificate request with your 3rd party certificate authority.
- Click the Verify button to verify that Cerberus FTP Server can read the certificate and private key. If there are no errors then the certificate is valid and can be used by Cerberus.
- Click Ok to close the Server Manager. If no certificate was previously being used or the certificate file path changed then Cerberus will configure itself immediately to use the new certificate.