Securing 2X ApplicationServer XG Gateway with Automatic Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Choosing the right SSL certificate is easy with 2X ApplicationServer XG v10.5
One problem an administrator may face when securing 2X ApplicationServer XG Gateway(s) is what type of SSL certificate he needs to buy. There are various Certificate Authorities (CAs) available which sell different types of SSL certificates, so you could end up buying the wrong certificate. The certificate may also come in different formats and it might be difficult to convert the certificate to the format 2X ApplicationServer XG requires.
To ease this process 2X ApplicationServer XG v10.5 will have an inbuilt Certificate Signing Request (CSR) process which generates the information the administrator needs to provide to the CA so that the correct certificate is delivered.
First you need to enable SSL in the 2X Secure Client Gateway Properties window and press the button “Generate Certificate Request…”
Then you need to fill in the Certificate information which includes the company information and certificate key size. It is important that the Common name field is filled with the Full Qualified Domain Name of the machine where the certificate is going to be used.
Once you press the “Save” button, the Certificate Request data is generated and you can send this to your CA so that the correct certificate is returned. Please note that the private key does not leave the machine you are generating the request on.
The request remains pending until you receive the actual certificate which you can import into the system by pressing the “Import Public Key…” The request can be cancelled and recreated at any time.