Renewing a viewLinc-signed certificate - viewLinc 5.1

SSL/TLS certificates viewLinc 5.1

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viewLinc 5.1
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Technical note
The following file types are supported for certificate files:
  • CRT
  • CSR
  • PEM
All files must be in PEM format.
For viewLinc 5.1 SU3 or before, delete viewLinc-CA.crt before running SignCSR.exe. A new viewLinc-CA.crt file will be generated and used to sign the server certificate.
If you need to renew a viewLinc-signed certificate:
  1. Copy the signing software, SignCSR.exe, and save the file to the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Vaisala\Vaisala viewLinc\config\keys folder.
  2. In the ...\config\keys folder, drag the request file, viewLinc-yy-mm-dd.csr, and drop it onto SignCSR.exe.
    If your system does not allow you to drag and drop, use the CMD prompt (as admin) to move the request file onto SignCSR.exe.
    The following files are created in the …\config\keys folder:
    • viewLinc-yy-mm-dd.csr
    • viewLinc-CA.crt
  3. Open the Start menu, type services.msc, and press Enter to open Windows Services Manager. Restart the viewLinc Web Server service. Users who are currently logged in to viewLinc will need to log out and then log in again to establish a new, secure browser session.
  4. Test that the newly installed certificate works using the URLs you supplied during the request file generation.