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The site's security certificate is not trusted!

Hello mates,

Is there any way how to get rid of below error message if user is trying to create new VPN site using SecuRemote VPN client ?

Some users within my company are complaining about it and we would like to simply solve it, if possible.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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Re: The site's security certificate is not trusted!

Add the certificate as trusted to user computers?

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Re: The site's security certificate is not trusted!

If you want to avoid seeing this alert, either distribute and install the self-signed certificate from your gateway or cluster to the users' PCs or define an A record in your external DNS for your gateway's public IP, buy the certificate issued by public CA and import it in your Gateway's or cluster's properties:

This is what I had to do, (the text between << and >> is my comments). The<> is my gateway, the “gw8010csrfile” and “gw8010privatekeyfile” and other references to particular file and certificate names, should be replaced with your own values:

Original, from documentation: cpopenssl req -new -out <CSR file> -keyout <private key file> -config $CPDIR/conf/openssl.cnf

actual required: cpopenssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -out gw8010csrfile -keyout gw8010privatekeyfile -config $CPDIR/conf/openssl.cnf


[Expert@GW8010:0]# cpopenssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -out gw8010csrfile -keyout gw8010privatekeyfile -config $CPDIR/conf/openssl.cnf Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key ......++++++++++++ .........++++++++++++ writing new private key to 'gw8010privatekeyfile'
Enter PEM pass phrase:
Verifying - Enter PEM pass phrase:
You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank For some fields there will be a default value, If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:US
State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:New Jersey Locality Name (eg, city) []:Wayne Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:My Company Corp Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:IT Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) []<>
Email Address []<>

Please enter the following 'extra' attributes to be sent with your certificate request A challenge password []:
An optional company name []:Higher Intelligence [Expert@GW8010:0]#

[Expert@GW8010:0]# ls
GW8010_config gw8010csrfile senderid_blue
expert gw8010privatekeyfile senderid_white
fw last_dump.log sessiond.elg

[Expert@GW8010:0]# chsh -s /bin/bash
Changing shell for admin.
Shell changed.

Get the gw8010csrfile and gw8010privatekeyfile from the gateway to your PC using WinSCP Open gw8010csrfile in Notepad++ on windows or any editor on Mac and copy its content into clipboard In your CA's portal, paste the 2048 bit CSR into provided form and create a certificate Download the Certificate (works in TomCat format), with certificate chain included. It will typically be a .zip file containing .pem and two .crt files. The weirdly named file is, if you are using GoDaddy, the one assigned to your gateway/cluster.

cpopenssl pkcs12 -export -out <output file> -in <signed cert chain file> -inkey <private key file>
Example: cpopenssl pkcs12 -export -out gw8010.p12 -in e5472599cd25bd68.crt -inkey gw8010privatekeyfile

[Expert@GW8010:0]# cpopenssl pkcs12 -export -out gw8010.p12 -in e5472599cd25bd68.crt -inkey gw8010privatekeyfile Enter pass phrase for gw8010privatekeyfile:
Enter Export Password:
Verifying - Enter Export Password:
[Expert@GW8010:0]# ls
GW8010_config gdig2.crt.pem gw8010privatekeyfile.old
e5472599cd25bd68.crt gw8010.p12 last_dump.log
expert gw8010csrfile senderid_blue
fw gw8010csrfile.old senderid_white
gd_bundle-g2-g1.crt gw8010privatekeyfile sessiond.elg

Copy gw8010.p12 back to your PC using WinSCP

Create Alias for your gateway/cluster to include its FQDN (in this case<>)

Import gw8010.p12 certificate in these sections of your gateway's or cluster's properties:

Mobile Access > Portal Settings
Platform Portal
Data Loss Prevention
Identity Awareness > Captive Portal > Settings > Access Settings In the Certificate section, click Import or Replace.