Managing Server Certificates

When you are using the gRPC protocol for connections between the M-Files server and M-Files clients, a valid TLS certificate must be in use on the server for encrypting and securing the connection. If the certificate is missing or outdated, or will become outdated in a week or less, a warning icon () is shown in the M-Files Admin user interface.

To set up a server certificate:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, right-click a server connection and select Manage Server Certificate...
    Result:The Server Certificate Management dialog is opened.
  3. Enable the option Use a TLS certificate.
  4. Under the Private Key section, click Change...
    Result:An Open dialog for selecting the private key is opened.
  5. Locate and double-click a valid private key (a KEY file) to put it to use.
    The key must be in the format specified by either the PKCS8 or the PKCS1 standard.
  6. Under the Certificate section, click Change...
    Result:An Open dialog for selecting the certificate file is opened.
  7. Locate and double-click a valid TLS certificate (a CRT file) to put it to use.
    The certificate must be in PEM (Privacy-Enhanced Mail) format.
  8. Make sure the certificate details are as expected and click OK.
The certificate is now in use for connections between the M-Files server and M-Files clients.