About server certificate types
|Article:HOWTO55397|||||Created: 2011-06-29|||||Updated: 2011-12-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55397|
Digital certificates are the industry standard for authenticating and encrypting sensitive data. If you want to prevent the reading of information as it passes through routers in the network, you need to encrypt the data. Therefore you need a digital certificate that uses the HTTPS protocol.
As part of this secure procedure, the server identifies and authenticates itself with a server certificate. Symantec uses the HTTPS protocol for the communication between all the servers, clients, and optional Enforcers in a network.
You must also enable encryption on Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager so that the server identifies and authenticates itself with a server certificate. If you do not enable this option, then the installation of a digital certificate is not effective.
A Java tool that is called keytool.exe generates the keystore file. Symantec supports only the Java Key Standard (JKS) format. The Java Cryptography Extension (JCEKS) format requires a specific version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The management server supports only a JCEKS keystore file that is generated with the same version as the Java Development Kit (JDK) on the management server.
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