About HTTPS and SSL

HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) is a secure version of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). HTTPS allows secure transactions by using SSL. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) uses a cryptographic system that encrypts data with two keys.

An SSL certificate is a small data file that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization. Certificates can be signed (bought) or self-signed (free). How to get signed certificates is beyond the scope of this how-to.

MonitorONE G2 is shipped with the latest OpenSSL libraries, with every new release.

Secure access by default

It is not necessary to take the trouble to generate a key pair and install it in Quantellium for secure access to the Quantellium web interface. Generating a self-signed certificate is part of the default MonitorONE G2 installation process.

Though default values are used, it is perfectly secure to use this certificate since it is generated “on the host”, not copied “to the host”.

When an MonitorONE G2 version upgrade is performed and an existing certificate is found, the existing certificate is used as is.

You can of course also generate your own certificate key pair with OpenSSL. Make sure to update the DefaultProject.xml file, if you save it in a different directory or you use different file names.

The default self-signed key pair is stored in the..


..folder. The full path and filenames of the key pair is stored in the  Quantellium DefaultProject.xml configuration file.