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Choosing an HTTPS Setting

Last Modified: July 27, 2017

Choose whether to use a certificate from a certification authority, a self-signed certificate, or no certificate.

Use the following table to determine which setting to choose on the HTTPS tab.

Use Case Setting
You will transfer sensitive data on your server and need data encryption as well as assurance of authentication for other programs and users. Use a certificate from a certification authority
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Contact your IT administrator to determine if you already have a signed certificate or for assistance creating a signing request.

You will transfer sensitive data on your server and need data encryption but will mainly use your server within your organization. You do not need to establish trust with external users. Use a self-signed certificate (less secure)
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Some browsers and applications will not automatically trust a self-signed certificate. You may have to specify multiple applications to trust your certificate.

You do not plan on transferring sensitive data on your server. The data you send does not need to be encrypted. Disable HTTPS (insecure)

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