This article guides the user on how to enable the Portal access certificate for faster access in the MSS Portal.
Enabling certificate access (Please refer to the portal guide in the portal downloads section: Symantec MSS Portal Users Guide page 29-30)
The portal lets you add an X.509 certificate to your profile. Using an X.509 certificate lets you bypass the VIP authentication step during login on a machine with a certificate installed.
Note: To enable X.509 authentication permission: Contact your administrator to enable the x509 Authentication Allowed permission on your profile. Once this permission is enabled, you can proceed with the following instructions.
To obtain a client certificate
1 In the Profile page, click the Certificates tab.
2 In the Certificates tab, click the Create button.
3 In the Create Certificate window, click the Days before Expiration pull-down menu and select an expiration period.
Note: The available values are 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years. 4 Optionally, click in the Name text box and type a name for the certificate.
5 Click Create.
Note: Certificates are enabled by default upon creation, but must be downloaded and installed before they can be used.
To install a client certificate
1 In the Profile page, click the Certificates tab. click the Edit link next to Client Certificates.
2 In the Certificates tab, locate the certificate you want to install and click the Download button in that certificate's grid row .
3 In the Export Certificate window, type a password and then confirm it.
Note: The password must be 8 to 16 characters, have 1 capital letter , 1 number, and 1 special character for it to be accepted. 4 Click Export.
5 In the File Download window, click Open.
6 In the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next.
7 In the File to Import page, click Next.
8 Type the private key password you used when you exported the certificate and click Next.
9 Select where to place the certificate or opt to let the wizard automatically choose a location, then click Next.
10 Click Finish.
11 Click OK.
To delete a certificate
1 In any portal page, click the Settings link.
2 In the Profile page, click the Certificates tab.
3 In the Certificates tab, locate the certificate you want to delete and click the Delete button.
4 At the prompt, click OK.
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