Certificates serve to authenticate servers and devices to each other, in order to establish a safe connection between them. They may contain a key, with which the encryption of data to be transmitted is made possible. These keys are protected by a password, which is also stored in the certificate. The certificate received from the server now has to be checked for trustworthiness by the mobile device. To do so, it can use either the corresponding root certificate or the key of the server certificate.
Groups of certificates
- Certificates purchased from a public certification authority (e. g. Symantec oder Comodo)
- Self generated certificates:
- from a proprietary certification authority
- from Cortado Server (self signed)
Typs of used certificates
- Root certifikate: represents a certification authority (those computers that generate other certificates). Root certificates are only for testing the authenticity of server, user or client certificates.
- Server certifikate (SSL): is used by the client to identify the server (here: Cortado server to an end device).
- Client certificates: is used by the server to identify the client (here: of the user or the end device with the Cortado server, depending on the selected mode).
Cortado Server websites
- User Self Service Portal→ https:///up
- Management console→ https:///fw
- Web app→ https:///cortadoworkplace/