At the first step of the Select Certificate wizard, specify what kind of certificate you want to use for encrypted SSL connections. You can select any of the following options:
- Generate new self-signed certificate
- Select certificate from the Certificate Store of this server
- Import certificate from the PFX file
Generating a New Certificate
With this option selected, you will be taken to the corresponding step of the wizard. Here you should enter a friendly name for your certificate. Default is Veeam Software AG certificate.
The certificate created by this feature will not originate from a trusted Certification Authority (CA). Users will be notified about this fact when establishing the initial connection to your service.
After you click Finish, the new certificate will be generated and its data will be displayed in the corresponding fields in the REST API tab of the Options dialog.
Selecting a File from Certificate Store on Local Server
With this option selected, you will be taken to the Pick certificate step. A list of certificates available at the Certificate Store on the management server will be shown. Select the one you need; if necessary, use the Search field.
Click Finish to close the wizard and return to Options.
Importing Certificate from File
With this option selected, you will be taken to the Import certificate step. Specify the path to the .PFX file you need. If this certificate was exported with password protection enabled, you will also need to enter password.
After that, click Finish to close the wizard and return to Options.