Re-applying certificates - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.0.0

Quickly re-apply your custom certificates if enabling/disabling HTTP or HTTPS or if you need to re-authenticate replaced servers on your network.

Note:
  • You must already have a certificate loaded in Address Manager in order to re-apply certificates.
  • Use the Re-applying certificates function to quickly modify the state of HTTP and HTTPS.

To re-apply a self-signed or custom certificate:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under User Management, click Secure Access.
  3. Under General, complete the following:
    • Select Server—by default, this is the IP address of a standalone Address Manager server. If running Address Manager in replication, use the drop-down menu to select the IP address of Primary or Standby Address Manager servers.
    • HTTP—from the drop-down menu, select either Enable, Disable, or Redirect to HTTPS.
      Note: Redirect to HTTPS
      Selecting Redirect to HTTPS will redirect users to HTTPS if they attempt to access Address Manager using HTTP. You must have HTTPS enabled to use Redirect to HTTPS.
      • If the Address Manager domain name is configured to resolve to an IPv6 address, enabling Redirect to HTTPS will redirect the domain name in the URL to an IPv6 address, resulting in an unknown certificate warning in your browser. For more information, refer to knowledge base article 5978 on BlueCat Customer Care.
    • HTTPS—from the drop-down menu, select Enable.
      Important: Disabling HTTPS

      You cannot disable HTTPS if HTTP is configured to redirect to HTTPS. For more information on disabling HTTP or HTTPS, refer to Disabling HTTP or HTTPS.

  4. Under Server Certificate Settings, select Custom.
  5. Select Re-apply.
  6. Click Update. The Confirm Web Access Configuration opens.
  7. Under Confirm Configuration, verify your changes.
    Listed changes will include the IP address of the Address Manager server, HTTPS or HTTPS status (enable/disable), and certificate type.
  8. Click Yes. The Address Manager server will be temporarily unavailable as the changes are committed and the server restarts.
Result:
  1. Log in to Address Manager once the configuration is compete.
    Note: After modifying HTTP or HTTPS, your browser might warn you about an unknown or invalid certificate. This warning will cease once you accept the certificate and log in to Address Manager.
  2. From the certificate warning, proceed to the site. Depending on your browser, this might entail clicking a button or creating an exception.