Publish Server Certificate

In order to deploy third-party updates via WSUS, the server and clients must have the same self-signed certificate. Client devices are able to install AM-deployed applications as soon as the certificate is installed.

To generate a certificate or import one:

1. Launch Application Manager and go to the WSUS integration tab.

2. Click Generate to create a new self-signed certificate, or Import certificate to use an existing certificate.

3. Select OK if there is no existing certificate. If you are changing an existing certificate, Application Manager will confirm the replacement. Click Yes if you would like to replace an existing certificate.

When a valid certificate exists, it must be deployed to clients in order to deploy the software updates. We recommend doing this by using a group policy object.

To export an existing certificate:

1. Click Export.

2. Enter the filename.

3. Save the certificate to a location where you can access it with a group policy object (GPO) management tool.

To set up the group policy object:

1. Open Group Policy Management (gpmc.msc). Create a new GPO or edit an existing one.

2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Public Key Policies.

3. Import the certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities and Trusted Publishers folders by right-clicking the empty space in the right-hand pane and selecting Import.

4. Follow the prompts and find the certificate.

End Result

5. Deploy the Group Policy Object.

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