Client Certificates

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The 'Client Certificates' page can be accessed by navigating to Configure → Security Settings → Client Certificates.

 

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This page allows the user to upload, list and delete self-signed security certificates created by a StorSimple host integration tool such as DPC software. These certificates allow the appliance to identify the clients that are communicating.

The 'Client Certificates' page displays the list of clients that are allowed to communicate with the appliance as shown below.

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The client certificates have the following attributes:

  • Name - subject name of the certificate in the form of “FQDN.storsimple”. FQDN is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the host that connects to the appliance.
  • Thumbprint - a unique identifier of the certificate, as extracted from the uploaded certificate file.

The tasks associated with this page are described in the following sections:

 

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Uploading a Client Certificate

A client certificate can be generated and saved locally by following the procedure described in the section Exporting  a Client Certificate in DPC QSG. Perform the following steps to upload the certificate.

  1. Log into your StorSimple Web UI as an administrator using the following credentials:
    • username - admin,  and
    • password - default 'password' or your current admin password. 
  2. Click on the plus icon  or 'Upload Certificate'.

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  1. An ‘Upload Certificate’ dialog is now presented.

 

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  1. Browse to the location of the security certificate that was downloaded from the DPC client and click ‘Save’.

 

The newly uploaded certificate is then displayed in the list of allowed client certificates. The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) communication between the corresponding host and the appliance should now be enabled.

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Deleting a Client Certificate

A client certificate can be deleted from this page by performing the following steps:

  1. From the list of client certificates displayed on this page, locate the certificate you wish to delete.
  2. Click on the red delete icon  to the left of the client Name for the security certificate. 

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  1. The security certificate should now be deleted and the list on this page should be updated to reflect this action. Also, all the secure RPC communication between the host (corresponding to the deleted certificate) and the appliance will now be blocked.

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