Certificates and Keys
If you have an Alert Logic Professional or an Alert Logic Enterprise subscription and administrative privileges to manage certificate and keys, you can create certificates.
Customers with administrative privileges can upload security certificates in the Alert Logic console.
After you upload your certificate, the Alert Logic Provisioning team performs a back-end installation to validate your certificate.
To upload security certificates:
- In the Certificates and Keys page, click the add icon ().
- In the slideout panel, complete the required fields:
- Name- Type a unique name to identify the certificate.
- Certificate Content—The PEM-encoded certificate. This field must include the header and footer notes.
- Private Key Content—The PEM-encoded private key. This field must include the header and footer notes. The PEM-encoded private key must be in RSA format, or you must convert the key to RSA format.
You cannot change the certificate name after you enter and save it.
The correct format for the Certificate Content field:
The public certificate is the section of the certificate file between (and including) the certificate start and end tags.
The correct format for the Private Key Content field:
The private key is the section of the certificate file between (and including) the private key start and end tags.
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Private key characters
-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
- Click Save.
You can upload a PEM file instead of completing the empty fields.
To upload a PEM file:
- Click PEM File Upload field, and then search for and select the desired PEM file.
Your PEM file must have both certificate information and private key information.
- Click Save.
Allow about 15 minutes for your system to update with these changes. Once uploaded, your certificate is listed in the Certificates and Keys page.
Customers with administrative privileges in the Alert Logic console can view information for public certificates. Alert Logic protects confidential private keys, so you cannot retrieve or view private keys.
To view information about a certificate, in the Certificates and Keys page, in the list of certificates, click anywhere on the row of the certificate you want to see. A slideout panel, which includes the name of the certificate and the certificate contents appears on the right side of the page.
Customers with administrative privileges can delete security certificates in the Alert Logic console.
When you delete a certificate, you permanently remove it.
To delete security certificates:
- In the Certificates and Keys page, in the certificates list, to the right of the certificate you want to remove, click the delete icon ().
- Click DELETE in the slideout panel.