Create a new Certificate
As part of the installation process, ESET Remote Administrator requires that you create a Peer certificate for Agents. These certificates are used to authenticate products distributed under your license.
To create a new certificate in the ERA Web Console, navigate to Admin > Certificates and click Actions > New.
Description - Enter description for the certificate.
Product - Select the type of certificate you want to create from the drop-down menu.
Host - Leave the default value (an asterisk) in the Host field to allow for distribution of this certificate with no association to a specific DNS name or IP address.
Passphrase - We recommend that you leave this field blank, but you can set a passphrase for the certificate that will be required when clients attempt to activate.
These fields are not mandatory, but you can use them to include more detailed information about this certificate.
Common name - This value should contain the string "Agent", "Proxy" or "Server", according to the selected Product.
If you want, you can enter descriptive information about the certificate.
Enter the Valid from and Value to values to ensure that the certificate is valid.
Select from two signing methods:
•Certification authority - If you would like to sign using the ERA Certification Authority (created CA during ERA installation).
oSelect the ERA Certification Authority from the list of certification authorities
oCreate a new certification authority
• Custom pfx file - To use a custom .pfx file, click Browse, navigate to your custom .pfx file and click OK. Select Upload to upload this certificate to the Server.
Review the certificate information you entered and click Finish. The certificate is now successfully created and will be available in the Certificates list to use when installing the Agent. The certificate will be created in your home group.