Set HTTPS Server Certificate Hostname for Secure Device Communication
This page refers to the hostname option on the
Administration > Settings > Device Communicationspage.
When devices communicate with
Management Centerover secure channels, certificate information is exchanged. To qualify as legitimate, the hostname used by devices to communicate with
Management Centershould match the Common Name (CN) field of a PEM certificate, or one of the Subject Alternative Name fields. Define that hostname here.
If no value is provided for device communication, managed assets use the first IP address configured on the
If you are using PDM data collection, it is strongly recommended that you specify a hostname. If no hostname is specified, PDM data collection may fail.
Set a Hostname
- Identify the hostname used inManagement Center's HTTPS server certificate, and enter it in the field on theAdministration > Settings > Device Communicationspage.
- ClickActivateto save your changes.
This value can also be applied from the command line interface. See device-communication in the
Management CenterCommand Line Interface reference.