Installing the SharpZ3 auto-generated certificate - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0

AutoVu SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.0

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0
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If the SharpZ3 unit uses its auto-generated certificate for HTTPS communication, you must install the certificate on all machines that communicate with the Sharp unit.

Before you begin

Read about how the Sharp Portal must be encrypted.

What you should know

  • To capture context and ALPR images directly from the SharpZ3 using the Record button on the Camera feeds window of the Sharp Portal, you cannot use the camera's auto-generated certificate. You must install a signed or self-signed certificate that includes the IP address of the camera as the common name.
  • IPv6 static addresses are not supported.


  1. On the machine where you want to register the certificate, log on as an Administrator.
  2. Log on to the Sharp Portal.
  3. From the Configuration menu, select the Security page.
  4. Click the certificate with the Friendly name: Genetec Portal Auto Generated.
    The Certificate details are displayed.
  5. Click Download certificate and save the certificate file as prompted by your browser.
  6. Double-click the certificate.cer file and click Install Certificate.
  7. The Certificate Import Wizard prompts you to select a store location. Select Local Machine and click Next.
  8. The wizard prompts you to select the certificate store you want to use. Select Place all certificates in the following store and click Browse.
  9. From the Select Certificate Store window, select Trusted root certification Authorities and click OK.
  10. Click Next to continue, and click Finish to close the wizard.
    The system displays the message: The import was successful.
  11. Close all web browsers and open the Windows Task Manager to ensure that no browser processes are running in the background.
  12. Log on to the Sharp Portal. You are automatically logged on in HTTPS mode.
    A lock icon () in the browser's address bar indicates that you are now logged on to the SharpZ3 with a secure connection.