Configuring Windows 7 to use a self-signed certificate with Novell Vibe is a two-step process. The first step is accomplished by the Vibe administrator on the Vibe server, and the second step is accomplished by each Vibe user on his or her Windows 7 workstation.
Ensure the following prerequisites are met in order to configure Windows 7 to use a self-signed certificate with Vibe:
The self-signed server certificate must be issued to a name that exactly matches the domain name of the URL that you use it for. This means that it must match the URL of your Vibe site. If you are generating a self-signed certificate using the keytool, as described Importing the Certificate Files into the Vibe Keystore, you must enter the Vibe domain name when prompted for your first and last name.
The date range for the trusted server certificate must be valid. You cannot use an expired server certificate.
Each user on his or her Windows 7 workstation must import the self-signed certificate of the Vibe server into theAuthorities store.
In a controlled corporate environment where the system administrator sets up each client workstation before use, this certificate can be preinstalled on each Windows 7 workstation. This can minimize end-user error and frustration.
Launch the Internet Explorer browser.
Click> to display the Internet Options dialog box.
Click thetab, then select .
In thefield, specify the URL of the Vibe Web site, then click > .
Browse to your Vibe site.
(Conditional) If a prompt displays indicating that there is a problem with this Web site’s security certificate, complete the following steps:
Clickat the right of the address bar, then click .
Click, then click in the wizard.
Click, browse to and select , then click .
In the wizard, click, then click .
(Conditional) If a Security Warning dialog box displays, click.
Clickto close the Certificate Import Wizard.
Clickto close the Certificate window.
Shut down all instances of the Internet Explorer browser, then restart the browser.
Browse to the Vibe site. You should no longer see the certificate error message.
If you continue to see the certificate error message, the server’s self-signed certificate might not match the site URL, as described in Section 7.4.1, Administrator Configuration Responsibilities.