Creating a Self-Signed Certificate

NI Distributed System Manager for LabVIEW 2012 Help

Edition Date: June 2012

Part Number: 372572E-01

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You can create a custom self-signed certificate using the System Manager. You can use this self-signed certificate in place of the default LabVIEW self-signed certificate.

Complete the following steps to create a custom self-signed certificate in the System Manager.

  1. Enable SSL on an instance of the LabVIEW Web Server. Refer to the LabVIEW Help for information about enabling SSL on the LabVIEW Web Server.
  2. Expand the tree item for a system, such as localhost.
  3. Expand the item NI_SSLConfiguration.
  4. Right-click ServerCertificates from the tree and select Probe from the shortcut menu to display the ServerCertificates Probe view.
  5. In the ServerCertificates Probe view, click the Create button to display the Create a Self-Signed Certificate dialog box.
    Note Note   The default LabVIEW self-signed certificate appears as Certificate Handle-0 in the tree. All custom self-signed certificates that you create are assigned a subsequent number starting at 100, such as Certificate Handle-100.
  6. In the Create a Self-Signed Certificate dialog box, enter the appropriate identifying information into the Values column.
  7. Select the duration of the certificate in the Valid for how many days? option.
  8. Click the Submit button. If you experience errors, confirm that the identifying information uses the correct syntax.

The dialog box displays the name and public key for the new certificate. The certificate also appears in the tree under the ServerCertificates item.


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