Adding a root certificate authority

Procedure

  1. On the SYSTEM menu, under the Certificates submenu, click Certificates for services.
  2. Under the Certificates section, click New root CA. and enter a meaningful Name for this CA. This is only for information purposes and doesn't form part of the root CA.
  3. Enter the Common name to be used for this root CA. Typically, this refers to an organizational role, such as, This School District's Root CA.
  4. Enter the Organization's name for this root CA. The default organization name is the one for the Smoothwall entered at registration time.
  5. If you need contact details for the certificate issuer, click Advanced » and enter the Email, Department, Locality or town, State or province, and Country.
  6. Enter a descriptive Comment.

Follow-up task

To make a different certificate authority the default:

  1. On the SYSTEM menu, under the Certificates submenu, click Certificates for services.
  2. Locate and place your mouse cursor over the relevant Certificate Authority.
  3. Click Set default CA.
  4. Click Save to confirm creating the default CA.

Note: When the default CA is changed, those services using Dynamic certificates that are part of the trust chain, are restarted.

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