Get the certificate from ESET PROTECT

1.The list of the EEI Server certificates displays, where you can select the one desired, enter the Certificate password if applied and click Next. Continue with step 5.
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2.If there is no EEI Server certificate available in ESET PROTECT, no certificates will be displayed here. Generate a new certificate by clicking Create new certificate.

3.Select a Certificate authority, enter the corresponding password if required, click Next.
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4.Fill in the required details. The value of Description is used when displaying the list of available server certificates. Parameters like Host, Valid from, Valid to are pre-filled automatically. Click Next, and Next. You can also create the certificates in the ESET PROTECT itself. Learn how to create a Certificate Authority. Learn how to create a Peer Certificate.
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5.Continue with one of the available options on implementing the essential certificate for HTTPS/SSL connection between the EEI Web console and web browser:

a.Get the EEI Web console certificate from ESET PROTECT

b.Import the certificate from a file

c.Use the same certificate as for Agent/Server communication. After choosing this option, click the Install button to start the installation process.

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Important

The HTTPS/SSL certificate has to be signed using the SHA-2 algorithm or if created in ESET PROTECT, the Advanced security has to be enabled (In ESET PROTECT navigate More -> Server Settings -> Connection).

The Certification Authority used to sign the certificate has to be present in the Web Browser HTTPS/SSL certification list.

If these requirements are not met, a web browser will display a warning when connecting to the EEI web console.

6.If there is a problem with the installation, follow the instructions in the dialog box that appears. Click Finish to finish the installation.

7.Open https://localhost in a web browser to log into EEI. If you want to access EEI from a different device, write the IP Address or hostname of the EEI Server in a browser.

8.Type in the username and password of the ESET PROTECT user that has the correct ESET PROTECT Permission Settings. An Administrator and User account with the following ESET PROTECT Account Settings are needed. For ESET PROTECT account creation instructions, see the Admin Access Rights topic.