Importing HTTPS certificate to HiveManager

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Hello,

I'm trying to import our domain certificate (*.domain.com) on to HM (under System Settings> HTTPS Certificate).

But I'm unable to, I tried to import a PFX with the password, then a .CRT and .KEY but we can only upload one file at a time. I keep receiving errors.

What extension do I need, in order to import it pls ?

Regards.
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From the help file (search for "import certificate"):

Aerohive devices support PEM-formatted certificates (Privacy Enhanced Mail) for all features that make use of certificates:

  • AP VPN server authentication: The AP VPN server certificate must be in PEM format and cannot be password-encrypted.
  • AP RADIUS authentication server using TLS (Transport Layer Security), TTLS (Tunneled Transport Layer Security), or PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol): The server certificate for an Aerohive RADIUS authentication server must be in PEM format and can be either password-encrypted or not.
  • Communications between a RADIUS server/LDAP client and an LDAP user database server secured through TLS: The server and CA certificates on the Aerohive RADIUS server/LDAP client must be in PEM format and can be password-encrypted or not.

To import a certificate file:

  1. Click Import.
  2. Enter the path and file name in the Certificate File field, or click Browse and navigate to the location where you previously saved the file.
  3. Click Open, and then click Import, or to cancel the import operation, click Return.
  4. Repeat these steps to import other certificate and key files. To cancel the import operation, click Return.

If you import certificates in PFX or DER formats, you must use the conversion tool to reformat them as PEM files. To import a PFX-formatted file, which contains a certificate and private key combined, and convert its format from PFX to PEM:

  1. Click Import.
  2. Enter the path and file name in the Certificate File field, or click Browse and navigate to it.
  3. Select Convert the certificate format from PFX to PEM.
  4. Enter the password that was used to encrypt the PFX file.
  5. Click Import, or to cancel the import operation, click Return.
  • Later, when you use the PEM-formatted file that contains both the certificate and private key, you must choose the same file for both the Certificate and Private Key fields.

To import a pair of DER-formatted files, one containing a certificate and the other its accompanying private key, and convert their format from DER to PEM:

  1. Click Import.
  2. Enter the path and file name for the server certificate file in the Certificate File field, or click Browse and navigate to it.
  3. Select Convert the certificate format from DER to PEM.
  4. Select the type of file your are importing; in this case, Certificate.
  5. Click Import, or to cancel the import operation, click Return.
  6. To import the private key file matching the public key in the certificate you just imported, repeat steps 1 - 3 but select Key for the file type.
  7. When importing a DER-formatted private key, enter the password that was used to encrypt the file.
  8. Click Import, or to cancel the import operation, click Return.