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Adding the certificate for a trusted connection

Updated on November 10, 2021
Pega Robot Studio v21 Preview

Ensure secure communications between the server and the Robot Runtime or Robot Studio computer by setting up a trusted connection with the SSL root certificate on the IIS server.

Install the SSL root certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store on the Robot Runtime or Robot Studio computer.

  1. On the STS server, open the SSL certificate.
  2. Click the certificate Path tab at the far right of the certificate.
  3. Choose the root authority certificate that is found in the certificate chain.
    Note: If you have a self-signed certificate. export the public copy of the certificate.
  4. In the Certificate window, click View certificate.
  5. When the root authority certificate is in view, click Copy to file.
  6. Save the root authority certificate to a location on the server.
  7. Transfer the saved certificate to a Robot Runtime (client) computer for installation.
  8. On the Robot Runtime (client) computer, click Start > Run.
  9. Type mmc, and then click OK. The Microsoft Management Console [Console] window appears.
  10. In the Console1 window, choose File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
  11. In the Add or Remove Snap-in window, select Certificates, and then click Add.
  12. In the Certificates snap-in window, select Computer Account or User Account, and then click Next.
    Note: You can install the certificate for all users of the computer through the computer account profile. For individual users, use the user account profiles. You can install on multiple computers or for multiple user accounts through the use of group policy.
  13. In the Select Computer window, select Local Computer, and then click Finish.
  14. In the Add or Remove Snap-in window, click OK.
  15. In the Console1 window, click the Plus icon (+) to expand the folder.
  16. Right-click Trusted Root Certification Authorities, mouse-over All Tasks, and then click Import.
  17. In the Certificate Import wizard, click Next.
  18. Click Browse to find the root certificate file that was transferred from the AD FS or STS server.
  19. Choose the root certificate and click OK.
    To verify that the connection is trusted, copy and then paste the Security Token Service web address into the address bar of your browser. If there are no error messages, then the connection is secure.
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