Installing the SharpV auto-generated certificate - SharpV | SharpOS 12.7

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SharpV | SharpOS 12.7

To ensure that the SharpV communicates using HTTP Secure (HTTPS), you can install the camera's auto-generated self-signed certificate on workstations that must connect to the Sharp Portal and on the server hosting the Archiver role.

Before you begin

  • Read about why the connection to the Sharp Portal should be encrypted.
    IMPORTANT: If your Security Center version is 5.3 SR3 or higher, if you want to add the SharpV unit to the Archiver using HTTPS, you must modify the Archiver's HTTPS options using the instructions in the Knowledge Base article KBA01405.
  • Configure the camera's network configuration to use a static IP address before you install a certificate.
    NOTE: IPv6 static addresses are not supported.

What you should know

  • You can access the Sharp Portal without installing a certificate, but the browser will indicate that the site is not trusted.
  • You can install multiple certificates and then select a specific certificate to activate.
  • To capture context and LPR images directly from the SharpV 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 self-signed certificate that includes the IP address of the camera.
  • For more information on installing certificates that are signed by a trusted authority, see Encrypting connection to the SharpOS 12.7 Portal using a signed certificate.


  1. Log on to the SharpV Portal.
  2. From the Configuration menu, select the Security page.
  3. Click on the certificate to display the Certificate details.
  4. Click Download certificate and save the certificate file as prompted by your browser.
  5. Double-click the certificate.cer file and click Install Certificate.
  6. The Certificate Import Wizard prompts you to select a store location. Select Local Machine and click Next.
  7. The wizard prompts you to select the certificate store you want to use. Select Place all certificates in the following store and click Browse.
  8. From the Select Certificate Store window, select Trusted root certification Authorities and click OK.
  9. Click Next to continue, and click Finish to close the Certificate Import Wizard.
    The system displays the message "The import was successful."

    If you see a warning indicating that there is a problem with the website's security certificate, note that for the certificate to be properly registered, you must be logged on as an Administrator on the machine where you want to register the certificate.

  10. Close all web browsers and open the Windows Task Manager to ensure that no browser processes are running in the background.
  11. 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 SharpV with a secure connection.