Encrypting the connection to the SharpV web portal using a certificate issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA) (Basic) - Security Center 5.11

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To connect the SharpV web portal using an HTTPS connection, you must obtain a certificate that is either self-signed or issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA) and install it on the SharpV camera.

What you should know

SharpOS 12.7 GA and later cannot operate without HTTPS and requires the use of a certificate. A self-signed certificate will be automatically created for the unit that did not already had one.


  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 + Signing request.
  5. Enter the required information for the certificate signing request and click OK.
    • The Country field requires a two-letter country code.
    • If you are also using the certificate to connect to the Archiver, the Sharp's common name (Sharp's IP address if connecting to the Archiver) defined in the certificate must be the Sharp unit's IP address, not the Sharp name.
    The message Operation succeeded is displayed and the signing request is added to the certificate list with not signed displayed for the Issuer.
  6. Click on the certificate to display the Certificate details.
  7. Click Copy to clipboard.
  8. Send the certificate signing request to a certificate authority.
    IMPORTANT: Do not delete the signing request if it has been used to request a certificate.
    You will receive an SSL certificate signed by the certificate authority.
  9. In the Certificate Details window, click Install signed certificate then browse to the certificate location and click Open.
  10. Click Save.
    The system displays the message: Installed signed certificate... successful.
  11. Refresh the browser (F5).
    The certificate is displayed in the Certificate list.
  12. Click the Active button for the certificate.
  13. Click Save and reboot and click OK to confirm the reboot.


When the system comes back online, notice that the URL displays that you are in HTTPS mode. A lock icon () in the browser's address bar indicates that you are now logged on to the camera with a secure connection.