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The Certificate Management module is used to manage certificates on your FreePBX server.

Logging In

  • From the top menu click  Admin
  • In the drop down click Certificate Management

Managing Certificate Authority (CA)

In the Certificate Management module, click on the Certificate Authority Settings (CA) tab.

In general, you shouldn't touch anything here.

If you already have a Certificate Authority present on the system, a warning will be displayed to let you know that deleting, generating, or uploading will invalidate all of your current certificates. You would need to click the I Know what I am doing button to proceed to the settings section.

 This will invalidate all of your current certificates.

Upload a New Certificate Authority

Host Name

DNS name or IP address

Organization Name

Name of the Organization


Passphrase used to access this certificate and generate new client certificates. If you don't use a passphrase when generating a new certifcate, then the private key is not encrypted with any symmetric cipher - it is output completely unprotected. If you don't provide a passphrase when uploading a certificate, you will have to provide the passphrase every time a new certificate is needed.

Save Passphrase

Whether to store the password in the database so that new certificates can be generated automatically.


The passphrase is stored in PLAIN TEXT! You have been warned. Please use a passphrase that you don't care about or use elsewhere.


Click the Upload CA button to display the Private Key and Certificate options.

Private Key

Your Private Key File to use with this CA. Click the Browse button to select a file from your computer.


Your Certificate File for use with this CA (must reference the Private Key). Click the Browse button to select a file from your computer.


Click the Submit button, then click the Apply Config button.

New Certificate

Upload a New Certificate

Click the New Certificate button.

Certificate Authority

Choose the appropriate authority to reference. You may have just the one you created a moment ago.


Give the Certificate a name. Can only contain alphanumeric characters.


Give this certificate a brief description (used in this module only).


Click the Upload Certificate button to display the Private Key and Certificate options.

Private Key

The Private Key file (key). Click the Browse button to select a file from your computer.


The Certificate file (crt). Click the Browse button to select a file from your computer.


Click the Generate Certificate button.

Editing a Certificate

Existing certificates are shown in the Certificates tab of the module. You can also reach this list by clicking the Certificate List button.

Click the edit button  for the certificate you wish to edit.

Here, you can update the certificate Name and/or Description.

After updating the information, click the Update Certificate.

Deleting a Certificate

There are two ways to delete a certificate:

  • Click the trash button next to the certificate in the certificate list, OR
  • Click the edit button to view the certificate, then click the Delete Certificate button.


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