Certificate Requirements

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Where certificates are used:

  • To communicate with Agents *
  • Between the Work Manager and SiteServer *
  • Between two or more SiteServer instances *
  • The Summation/eDiscovery website**
  • The Enterprise Management Server website**
  • Between the Management Server and AD Enterprise ***

* For use with Agents, Site Server, or the Work Manager, the certificates must either be signed by a trusted root CA, or be created with certman.

** "Issued To" name must match the base URL of the website, or be a wildcard certificate for the domain.

*** The Management Server has been deprecated as of Enterprise 6.5.


Certificate requirements:

  • Follow the X.509 standard
  • Be RFC 5280 compliant
  • Use either SHA-1 or SHA-256
  • Private Certificates must be signed by a trusted root CA
  • Public Certificates must include the full chain (root CA and any intermediate CAs)


Supported formats for Public Certificates:

  • Base64 encoded CER/CRT (only for self-signed certificates created with certman)
  • Binary DER encoded P7B (including all certificates in the certification path)

Supported formats for Private Certificates:

  • Unencrypted PEM
  • ADP12
  • PFX (converted to ADP12 by our software)
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