6.6. Accessing the Admin Panel via SSL¶
When configuring various Virtuozzo Infrastructure Platform features, you may need to enter sensitive information like credentials for user and e-mail accounts, S3 services, and such. To secure communication with the admin panel, you can switch to the HTTPS protocol as follows:
- On the SETTINGS > Management node > SSL ACCESS tab, click UPLOAD.
- Upload an SSL certificate from a trusted certificate authority.
- Upload the private key. This option shows after uploading a valid certificate.
- Click SAVE.
The uploaded certificate will be added to the configuration of the web server hosting the admin panel and you will be able to access it over HTTPS.
You can also generate a self-signed certificate, although it will not be trusted and you will have to manually accept it in your browser.