SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a server, it activates the padlock and the HTTPS protocol and allows secure connections from a server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer, and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Nx Server utilizes a self-signed SSL certificate. You are going to have to obtain and install a certificate from any certificate provider, top 10 ones would be found here: https://www.techradar.com/news/best-ssl-certificate-provider
Finding the Certificate Location
The placeholder for a certificate would be a file called cert.pem. Depending on your system, the file can be found in the directories below depending on the OS.
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local<%COMPANY.NAME%><%COMPANY.NAME%> Media Server\ssl
Modifying the Certificate
Once you have the certificate and private key, take the following steps:
- Stop the Nx Server application.
- Edit cert.pem and insert the private key and certificate there. Both of them are just text files, you need to copy the private key and certificate into cert.pem. For example:
-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----
… private key content ...
-----END PRIVATE KEY-----
.... certificate content ….
- Save the modified cert.pem and start Nx Server
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