RDPlus HTTPS & SSL Features

The Web Server included with RDPlus can manage HTTPS protocol, SSL encryption with either self-signed certificate or CA certificate delivered by a Certificate Authority (CA).

The HTTPS protocol encrypts the communication between the client and the server.

The unique certificate, generated from a 2048 Bits RSA key, includes the encryption key and the certification of the Server or the Domain Name on which the user is connected.

The user is informed that the communication is encrypted and the Server or Domain name is certified by a Certification Authority. This information appears in the address bar of the navigator, as a green padlock.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install a certificate in the RDPlus Web Server, providing users the security of HTTPS, 2048 SSL encryption and Domain name certification.

Refer to the fourth section to get information about how to do a request and get a Certificate.

Tutorial Content

  • Certificates and Certification process
    • Certification Process
    • The Certificates
    • Certificates Properties
    • Important notice about the Key Pair (Private Key)
    • Portecle and cert.jks
  • Importation of the Certificates
    • What we need for the importation
    • Importation of a Key Pair or Private Key
    • Importation of the certificates
    • Result of the importation of the certificate
    • Importation of the CA Reply
    • Restart the web Server
  • Troubleshooting
    • I received only one file (.crt or cer) which contains MydomainName.com Certificate
    • My private key is .pem. I cannot import my private key in Portecle
    • HTTPS errors
    • Notice concerning RDPlus and Microsoft IIS web server
  • How to do a CA Request and Get a Certificate
    • Reminder – Certification process
    • Creating the Private Key (Key Pair)
    • Generating the CA Request
    • The CSR File generated

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