This document describes how to create a self-signed certificate to the
list of root trusted certificates on the server.
Before you create the certificate, make sure that you complete steps
1, 2, and 3 in the
Tasks To Complete Immediately section of
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Step 4 of
Tasks To Complete Immediately explains how to set up the self-signed
certificate in the server. These steps guide you through how to access the
Cisco Security Manager server via HTTPS through the self-signed
A Security Alert dialog box appears and prompts you to accept,
reject, or validate the self-signed certificate. This dialog box appears each
time you connect to the server.
Click Yes in order to accept the self-signed
certificate for that particular session.
In order to avoid this prompt each time you connect to Cisco
Security Manager via HTTPS, click View Certificate instead of
A new window appears that displays "Issued to" = "issued by". This
means it is a self-signed certificate.
Click Install Certificate in order to install the
self-signed certificate and no longer be prompted when you connect to Cisco
Note: The installation of the self-signed certificate eliminates the prompt
by the Security Alert dialog box. The addition of a self-signed certificate to
the list of root trusted certificates is optional.