If you are using SharpOS 12.6 or earlier, it is recommended that you use an HTTPS connection while connecting to the Sharp Portal. This requires a certificate that is either self-signed or issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA) to be installed on the SharpV camera. SharpOS 12.7 GA and later cannot operate without HTTPS and require the use of a certificate. A self-signed certificate will be automatically created for the unit that did not already had one.
- In the Sharp Administrator Guide, read about why the connection to the SharpV web portal should be encrypted.IMPORTANT: To add the SharpV to the Archiver using HTTPS with a self-signed certificate, you must modify the Archiver's HTTPS options using the instructions in the Knowledge Base article KBA01405.
- If you are adding the SharpV to the Archiver using HTTPS, configure the camera's network configuration to use a static IP address before you install a certificate.
- The first time you log on to the SharpV web portal, the system logs you on using HTTP mode (no certificate). Your organization's security policy might require that you configure either a self-signed certificate or a signed certificate from a trusted certificate authority.
- You must install the certificate on all machines that communicate with the SharpV camera, which includes the ALPR Manager, the Archiver, and all machines that connect to the web portal
- You can install multiple certificates on a SharpV camera and then select a certificate to activate.IMPORTANT: If the current certificate is a signed certificate, deleting the certificate signing request prevents the certificate from being reinstalled.