Enabling certificate access (Please refer to the portal guide in the portal downloads section: Symantec MSS Portal Users Guide page 29-30)
The portal lets you add an X.509 certificate to your profile. Using an X.509 certificate lets you bypass the VIP authentication step during login on a machine with a certificate installed.
Note: To enable X.509 authentication permission:
Contact your administrator to enable the x509 Authentication Allowed permission on your profile. Once this permission is enabled, you can proceed with the following instructions.
To obtain a client certificate
1 In the Profile page, click the Certificates tab.
2 In the Certificates tab, click the Create button.
3 In the Create Certificate window, click the Days before Expiration pull-down menu and select an expiration period.
Note: The available values are 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years.
4 Optionally, click in the Name text box and type a name for the certificate.
5 Click Create.
Note: Certificates are enabled by default upon creation, but must be downloaded and installed before they can be used.
To install a client certificate
1 In the Profile page, click the Certificates tab. click the Edit link next to Client Certificates.
2 In the Certificates tab, locate the certificate you want to install and click the Download button in that certificate's grid row .
3 In the Export Certificate window, type a password and then confirm it.
Note: The password must be 8 to 16 characters, have 1 capital letter , 1 number, and 1 special character for it to be accepted.
4 Click Export.
5 In the File Download window, click Open.
6 In the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next.
7 In the File to Import page, click Next.
8 Type the private key password you used when you exported the certificate and click Next.
9 Select where to place the certificate or opt to let the wizard automatically choose a location, then click Next.
10 Click Finish.
11 Click OK.
To delete a certificate
1 In any portal page, click the Settings link.
2 In the Profile page, click the Certificates tab.
3 In the Certificates tab, locate the certificate you want to delete and click the Delete button.
4 At the prompt, click OK.