Managing the SSL Certificate

An SSL certificate is an effective way to secure a website against unauthorized interception of data. At its simplest, an SSL Certificate is used to identify the website and encrypt all data flowing to and from the Certificate holder's Web site. This makes all exchanges between the site and its visitors 100 percent private.

A valid SSL certificate is included with the Thinfinity® VNC installation and all communications are already encrypted with the product's default certificate. You may want to create your own certificate to identify your company better.

Managing the SSL Certificate:

  1. There are two ways of creating your own SSL certificate:

    a. Create A self-signed certificate

    b. Use A CA Certificate

  2. Once you already have your certificate files, go to Thinfinity® VNC Manager 'Security' tab.

  3. On this screen you should inform the location of the certificate files, as follows:

    a. Certificate File: Inform the path to the certificate file.

    b. CA File: If the certificate is issued by a unknown CA, you should fill in the pathname to the CA certificate.

    c. Private Key: You should inform the pathname to the certificate private key file.

    d. PassPhrase: Inform the password, if there is any, used when the private key was generated.

Note: The path names can be absolute (C:\MyCertPath\UserThisCert.pem) or relative to the path where Thinfinity® VNC is installed (\cert\UserThisCert.perm).

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