Nov 14

Enabling authentication and encrypting communication over SSL (Secure Socket Layer) helps in protecting streaming data (Audio/Video) over the Internet.

Enable HTTPS:

Select this item to enable HTTPS communication, then select a connection option: “HTTP & HTTPS” or “HTTPS only”. Note that you have to create and install a certificate first in the second column before clicking the Save button.

Create and Install Certificate Method:

Before using HTTPS for communication with the camera, a certificate must be created first.

There are three ways to create and install a certificate:

Create Self-signed Certificate Automatically:

1. Select this option.
2. In the first column, select Enable HTTPS secure connection, then select a connection option: HTTP & HTTPS? or GÇ£HTTPS only?.
3. Click Save to generate a certificate.
4. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column. You can click Property to view detailed information about the certificate.
5. Click Live Video to return to the main page. Change the address from http:// to https:// in the address bar and press Enter. Some Security Alert dialogs will pop up. Click OK or Yes to enable HTTPS.

Create Self-signed Certificate Manually:

1. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the certificate.
2. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column as shown below. You can click Property to see detailed information about the certificate.

Create Certificate Request and Install:

Select this option to create a certificate from a certificate authority.

1. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the certificate.
2. If you see the information bar, click OK and click on the Information bar at the top of the page to allow pop-up.
3. The pop-up window shows an example of a certificate request.
4. Look for a trusted certificate authority that issues digital certificates. Enroll the camera.

Wait for the certificate authority to issue a SSL certificate. Click Browse… to search for the issued certificate, then click Upload in the second column.

Remove Certificate:

Under Certificate information, click Remove

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