Working with SSL Certificates

SSL certificates enable device or user identification, as well as secure communications.

Unleashed captive portal services and the web UI use an SSL certificate when establishing HTTPS connections.

The default SSL certificate that is installed on the Unleashed AP is self-signed and therefore not trusted by any web browser. This is the reason why the SSL security warnings appear when establishing an HTTPS connection to the Unleashed web interface.

To eliminate the security warnings, administrators may purchase a trusted SSL certificate from a public Certificate Authority (CA) such as VeriSign and install it on the Unleashed Master AP.

Basic Certificate Installation

The certificate installation process is as follows:

  1. Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) with the required requester information.
  2. Submit the CSR to a public CA for signing.
  3. Receive a signed certificate from the CA.
  4. Import the signed certificate into Unleashed.