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Self Signed Certificate for public IP address

Question asked by Guilherme Ferreira Champion on Jan 17, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 by John Messinger

Hi there!


I have a test PI environment on a cloud platform which I can access through a public IP address.

As it is a test environment, I have used the Osisoft self signed certificate for PI Web API and PI Vision.

When I access PI Vision from my local machine, I get the usual certificate error, but that is ok.

The problem is, form live library:

     Though the installation program can create a self-signed certificate, XY plots and events tables require third-party certificates; they cannot use self-signed certificates.


Originally, I was not able to visualize the events table, indeed. However, I found out that adding an entry for the server name in the machine hosts file can solve this problem locally.


So, I was wondering if my certificate had an "Subject Alternative Name" for the public IP address then maybe I would not need the hosts file to have these symbols working for every user.


This would be particularly interesting for mobile devices.


Considering all that, I would like some feedback from the community on this scenario and maybe some help on creating another certificate on my own containing the SAN for the public IP as needed.