This article explains how to use a SSL certificate with SysKit Point.

Configure URL for Point Web Application

Decide which URL are you going to use for SysKit Point web application and prepare an SSL certificate required to make a secure https connection from the browser. This is the URL your users will use to access SysKit Point through one of the supported browsers.

You have different options available depending whether on which environment you are deploying SysKit Point:

  • Production environment where SysKit Point is connected to your Production tenant
  • Test environment where SysKit Point is connected to your QA/Test/DEV tenant

Deploy SysKit Point to a production environment

In a production environment, it is recommended to use an SSL certificate obtained from a publicly trusted SSL certificate provider or internal Certificate Authority (CA) and the URL which will be recognisable by your users. You can choose from two options:

  • Use a public internet domain for SysKit Point web application URL which will be reachable from the internet
  • Use a internal company domain for SysKit Point web application URL which will be reachable from the inside of your company

Use a public internet domain for SysKit Point

To use SysKit Point with a public internet domain (for example, https://point.publicdomain.com) perform the following steps:

  • On a public DNS provider create a DNS A record for a public internet domain pointing to the on-premises public IP address
  • Configure the internet facing firewall to allow communication between the on-premises public IP address and Syskit Point server on TCP port 443
  • Obtain an SSL certificate from a publicly trusted SSL certificate provider
    • Associate the SSL certificate with the public domain used in the SysKit Point web application URL

Use an internal company domain for SysKit Point

To use SysKit Point with an internal company domain (for example, https://point.internaldomain.com) which will be reachable from the inside of your company, perform the following steps:

  • On a local DNS server create a DNS A record for an internal domain pointing to SysKit Point server's private IP address
  • Obtain an internally signed SSL certificate trusted by all domain joined devices
    • Associate the SSL certificate with the internal domain used in the SysKit Point web application URL

Deploy SysKit Point to a test environment

To simplify SysKit Point installation on a test environment we recommend you use an FQDN of the Windows Server (for example, https://pointserver.testdomain.com) for the SysKit Point web application URL. In this case it is not required to obtain a publicly trusted SSL certificate and there is no additional configuration on a DNS server.

  • Self-signed certificate will be created by SysKit Point

When configuring, SysKit Point will, by default, automatically set up the Web App URL to the FQDN of the Windows Server and the Self-signed certificate so there is no additional configuration needed on your side.

Please note!
Self-signed certificates are by default not publicly trusted; therefore, your connection to Point application may be marked as not private in the browser when accessing SysKit Point URL.

Output

For SysKit Point configuration, prepare the following information:

  • URL for the SysKit Point web application
  • SSL certificate file in one of the standard formats (.pfx, .p12, .pem)
    • Not needed for test environments

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