Configure Server Certificates

When you log on to Gateway Administrator, the browser connects to the FileXpress Gateway Administrator server. When users log on to the Transfer Client, the browser connects to the FileXpress Transfer server. In both cases, the connection is made using HTTPS and the default configuration results in certificate warning messages.

Why you see certificate warning messages

When an HTTPS connection is established, the browser requires server authentication. By default, the FileXpress Gateway servers send a self-signed security certificate to the browser for this purpose. (A self-signed certificate is signed by the same entity that it certifies.) The browser checks the digital signature in this certificate against its list of trusted Certificate Authorities (CAs). You see a certificate warning because the signer of the certificate is not in your browser's list of trusted CAs.

Managing certificates

Depending on where you are in your FileXpress Gateway evaluation and configuration process, you can use any of the following approaches to manage server certificates.