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Managing Certificates

Note: This topic applies to the Edinburgh Release.

Note: A Unified Threat Management serial is required to configure VPNs. For more information, contact your Smoothwall representative.

Once a local Certificate Authority (CA) has been created, you can generate certificates.

The first certificate created is usually for the Smoothwall System that the Certificate Authority is installed on. This is because the Smoothwall System VPN gateway is a separate entity to the Certificate Authority, and therefore requires its own certificate.

It is normal for a single Certificate Authority to create certificates for all other hosts that is used as VPN gateways, that is, all other Smoothwall Systems.