Configuring the VMP Server For Secure Connections

If the VMP Server was not configured to use SSL during installation, you can use the VMP Enterprise Manager to configure it to use SSL after installation.

You can also follow these steps to configure the VMP Server to use an updated SSL certificate.

Note: If you are using VMP in a clustered environment, and want to use SSL, you must configure each cluster node to use SSL.
  1. Start the VMP Enterprise Manager.
  2. From the left pane, select Configuration .
  3. Scroll down to the Services folder and then to the WDE subfolder.
  4. In the NetworkSecureCertificate row, click in the Value column, then click select.
  5. In the Select Certificate dialog box, select the SSL certificate that you want to use, and click OK.
    Note: Vocera recommends that you use a publicly issued SSL certificate rather than a self-signed certificate. If a self-signed certificate is used, most web browsers will generate an error when the VMP Server is accessed from the VMP Web Console, which might cause confusion for end users.
  6. If you want to enforce the use of SSL when connecting from a web browser to this VMP Server, click in the Value column of the NetworkSecureEnforceWebSSL row. From the dropdown list that appears, select true. Users that attempt to connect using HTTP are now directed to the HTTPS URL.

    For information on enforcing the use of SSL between the VMP Server and VMP clients, see Enforcing SSL on the VMP Server.

  7. Click Save to save your changes. In the confirmation dialog box that appears, click OK.
  8. After you have made your changes, the VMP Server needs to be restarted. In the dialog box that appears, click Yes to restart the VMP Server now, or click No to restart it later.