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How to distribute self-signed certificates with Cortado Server

Do you use self-signed certificates in your organization? That means certificates that are generated either by the Cortado server or by your own certificate authority. In this How-To, you will learn, as an example, how you can distribute self-signed root certificates onto your users’ mobile devices.

Aim

Root certificates purchased from an official certificate authority are, as a rule, located by default on all end devices. When using self-signed certificates, however, the root certificate (e.g. for the exchange server) must firstly be distributed to the users’ mobile devices. Only that will ensure that SSL/TLS secured connections can be established between server and mobile devices. In this How To you will learn how to use the Cortado server to distribute your self-signed certificates onto your users’ mobile devices.

Implementation

  • Open the Cortado management console.
  • Select Control Panel→ Profiles.
  • Under Global Profiles→ Certificate create a new certificate profile.

  • Select Use single certificate (left arrow in illus.).
  • Then use the Choose Certificate button to upload your root certificate (right arrow in illus.).
  • If it is a .pfx file with a private key, also enter the certificate password (lower arrow in illus.).

  • Then assign the certificate profile to the users/groups/devices.

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