Installing a security certificate

The Vision Server provides secure HTTP (HTTPS) access. It uses a self-signed certificate, which means that it is generated by the server itself and not by a known certificate authority. This self-signed certificate does not present a security risk.

When you log into the gateway for the first time, a message about the web site's security certificate or a message about untrusted connection is displayed, depending on the browser.  

You can click to continue to the web site, or you can install a security certificate on the system so that the security message won't be displayed each time you log in.

Note: These steps may differ depending on the browser version you are using.

On the Firefox browser, follow these steps to create a trusted connection:

Step

Action

1

After you enter the URL for the gateway in the browser, the message This Connection is Untrusted is displayed.

Click I Understand the Risks. Information about the risks is displayed.

2

Click Add Exception.

The Add Security Exception dialog box is displayed.

3

Ensure that the check box for Permanently store this exception is checked.

4

Optionally click View to verify the information about the certificate.

5

Click Confirm Security Exception to complete the process for creating a trusted connection.

6

Once installed, the trusted connection expires after one year. The trusted connection also expires if you upgrade the Vision Server software. In these cases, repeat Steps 1-5 to recreate a trusted connection.

On the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser, follow these steps to install a security certificate:

Step

Action

1

After you enter the URL for the gateway in the browser, the message There is a problem with this website's security certificate is displayed.

Click Continue to this website.

The Vision Console main page is displayed.

2

Next to the URL drop-down list, click Certificate Error.

The Untrusted Certificate dialog box is displayed.

3

Click View certificates to view information about the certificate.

The Certificate Information dialog box is displayed.

4

Click Install Certificate.

The Certificate Import Wizard dialog box is displayed.

5

Accept the default responses and click Next until you reach the final question; then click Finish.

A security warning message is displayed.

6

Click Yes to complete the process for installing the certificate.

7

Once installed, the certificate expires after one year. The certificate also expires if you upgrade the Vision Server software. In these cases, repeat Steps 1-6 to reinstall the security certificate.