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Modify DW Spectrum Media Server SSL certificate

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.

The Media Server utilizes a self-signed SSL certificate. You are going to have to obtain and install a certificate from any certificate provider, top 10 ones would be found here:

The placeholder for a certificate would be a file called cert.pem. Depending on your system, the file can be found in:

The Spectrum Media Server utilizes a self-signed SSL certificate.

In some situations, it may be necessary to replace this certificate. The instructions below will describe the step-by-step:

  1. Get .pem certificate file (from a trusted provider or generate by 3rd party software)
  2. Stop the Media Server
  3. Go to "C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Digital Watchdog\Digital Watchdog Media Server\ssl" directory
  4. Remove the existing cert.pem* file
  5. Insert your certificate in the "SSL" directory described in step 3.
  6. Change filename to cert.pem
  7. Start the server

Hint. In Ubuntu case the only difference is in the path to cert.pem file:

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