Generate a self-signed certificate to improve the security in your system.
Generating a certificate may take some time when you batch generate certificate for many automation servers at one time.
In WorkStation, in the System Tree pane, select the automation server you want to configure.
Click the Control Panel tab.
Under Security and Communication , click Security Settings .
In the Security Settings Control Panel, click Certificates .
In the Certificates tab, expand Certificate settings .
Select the automation servers in the server list.
Click Manage Certificate .
In the Manage Certificates dialog box, click Generate certificate .
In the Generate Certificate dialog box, in the Name box, type a name for the certificate.
In the Description box, type a description.
In the Common name box, type the DNS address or IP address of the automation server where the certificate is used.
Select Use IP/DNS from communication settings to automatically collect the IP address or DNS address from the communication setting on the automation server and add it to the certificate.
In the Email address box, type the email address to the person or unit that is responsible for the certificate.
In the Organizational unit box, type the organizational unit responsible for the certificate.
In the Organization box, type the name of the organization responsible for the certificate.
In the Country box, select the country.
In the Valid from box, displays the time when the certificate starts. This date is always the current date.
In the Valid to box, enter the date when the certificate expires.
In the Password box, enter a password.
In the Confirm password box, type the password again.
Click OK .
Now that you have added a certificate, you need to activate the certificate for it to be in effect.
For more information, see Activating a Certificate Using WorkStation .