Security certificates

Lenovo XClarity Administrator uses SSL certificates to establish secure, trusted communications between XClarity Administrator and its managed devices (such as chassis and service processors in the System x servers) as well as communications with XClarity Administrator by users. By default, XClarity Administrator, CMMs, and baseboard management controllers use XClarity Administrator-generated certificates that are self-signed and issued by an internal certificate authority.

The default server certificate, which is uniquely generated in every instance of XClarity Administrator, provides sufficient security for many environments. You can choose to let Lenovo XClarity Administrator manage certificates for you, or you can take a more active role and customize or replace the server certificates. XClarity Administrator provides options for customizing certificates for your environment. For example, you can choose to:

For more information about certificates, see Working with security certificates.