Generate SSL/HTTPS keys
During the install process, PaperCut NG/MF generates self-signed keys/ certificates with default attributes, which can also be customized further. For more information, see Use the PaperCut NG/MF self-signed certificate.
While these self-signed certificates provide good security, the following warnings are still displayed when users access HTTPS sites using a fully-qualified domain name:
- Domain mismatch
- The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority
You can, however, eliminate these warnings to provide a smoother experience for users.
To avoid the:
- “Domain mismatch” warning—Use the PaperCut NG/MF self-signed certificate to use the machine's fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
- “The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority” and the “Domain mismatch” warning—Use a trusted certificate.
This is a technically complex area and there is an assumed level of experience with SSLSecure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. The protocol uses a third party, a Certificate Authority (CA), to identify one end or both end of the transactions. To be able to create an SSL connection a web server requires an SSL certificate. When you choose to activate SSL on your web server you will be prompted to complete a number of questions about the identity of your website and your company. Your web server then creates two cryptographic keys - a Private Key and a Public Key. certificates in general.