Private Server Certificate Installation

Paterva uses client side certificates for authorisation and authentication on both the Professional server as well as the iTDS server. Within the professional server the certificates are used to activate the seed server (also called a runner). On the TDS server the client side certificate is used with a browser to both activate and provide access to the administrative section of the web application.

For both servers you will initially need to have your PFX certificate on hand. This is usually provided via email but is also available on the server portal. Please select which server you are configuring below:

Professional Server   iTDS Server

 

Professional Server Installation

For this server you will not need to install the client side certificate within your browser. Once you’ve enabled networking on the server you should browse to the server’s IP address. You should see a screen similar to the one below:



You can then select the CTAS module to view the configuration page:



Click on [Browse…] and upload your valid CTAS license certificate onto the server. An expired or invalid certificate will be discarded. Once you’ve checked that your certificate details are correct you can click on [Submit] to load the certificate.

The same process is followed to renew the license – a new P12 or PFX file will be provided and can be uploaded to the server.

Without a valid certificate the server will not function. Please check into the web interface on a regular basis to see how many days remain on the license.

 

TDS Server Installation

For the TDS server you will need to install the client side certificate within your browser before browsing to the server. To do this you will need to configure your browser, this periodically does change between the various browsers and here are two simple guides for Firefox as well as Chrome.

Firefox

The first step in Firefox is to select the menu icon on the right hand side and select Options, then select the "Advanced" tab and click on "View Certificates". From there select "Import..."

        

From here you simply need to select the file and unlock it with the password MaltegoServer (case sensitive):

        

Chrome

The first step in Chrome is to select the menu item on the right hand side and select options, then scroll to the bottom of the page (you may need to select advanced) and select "Manage Certificates" under the HTTPS/SSL heading. Next simply click on "Import..."

        

From here you simply need to select the file and unlock it with the password MaltegoServer (case sensitive):

        



Once you have successfully imported your certificate in your browser you can simply browse to the iTDS interface over HTTPs and the browser will either pick the certificate for you or ask you which certificate you would like to use as seen below:

  

After selecting the correct certificate you will be able to use the interface.