So this time let’s talk about how to renew your free StartSSL certificate.
0. The first of first thing we need to check is your StartCom authentication certificate, which is your only identity to login into their portal
If unfortunately you lost your authentication certificate, you will get a very unfriendly page like below
Another way you can check if you still have that authentication certificate is from below:
Certificates – Current User – Personal
Make sure that you are using the same computer and browser you used to register. If you are certain that you’ve lost the client certificate and you can’t login anymore, register once again by using a different email address (if the original certificate hasn’t expired yet). Contact the CertMaster with your details and we’ll try to associate your new client authentication certificate with your original account.
Once you’ve logged in, follow below steps to renew the SSL certificate:
1. Validate your domain and email
Follow the validation menu to validate your domain again.
After validation, you will see your domain has been validated as below
2. Renew user “Authentication Certificate”
Usually the user “Authentication Certificate” will be expired very soon as well, so we have to renew these certificate first to ensure we will still have access to the portal.
Click on “Certificates Wizard”
Choose “Authentication Certificate” as target
Select the key size
Select your validated email and Hash
The new user authentication certificate will be installed on your local user certificate store
3. Renew SSL certificate
Back to “Certificate Wizard”, select “SSL Certificate” this time
Confirm certificate details, create a password
Save the Private key to a local file
Note: This key is the encrypted key, we will decrypted for future use later
Choose your top domain
Type in the sub domain you want to renew the certificate
Save the certificate to a local file, will use it later
Decrypt the private key: copy the encrypted key file we saved earlier and create a password
Generate the P12 certificate
Note: if you need to convert .p12 certificate to .pfx, you will need to import the .p12 certificate to your local certificate store and export as .pfx
4. Upload newly renewed certificate
5. All done and enjoy
When it comes to architecture design, below key words are always what enterprise is looking for:
In today’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) or Mobile Device Management (MDM) world, it’s really hard to find some simple and clear architecture diagram, even from the software vendor.
Cloud solution is always more popular than on-premise due to the simplicity and easy maintenance. so I’m just sharing out a few AirWatch cloud (SaaS) diagrams I had developed earlier for my clients, hopefully this can help
I think the above scenarios are good enough for you to scale up. I will post a few on-premise architecture diagrams later as well.