Generating SSL certificates for Kaspersky CyberTrace Web

February 27, 2024

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CyberTrace Web uses an SSL certificate for HTTPS connections. By default, CyberTrace Web uses a self-signed certificate and a private key that are generated during the installation of CyberTrace.

The generated certificate is valid for two years. If it expires, you can generate a new SSL certificate by using the configurator (on Linux) or the executable installer (on Windows).

We recommend that you generate a certificate that will be trusted in your infrastructure, and then configure CyberTrace to use this certificate instead of the self-signed certificate.

Before making changes, create a backup copy of the existing private key, certificate, and Kaspersky CyberTrace Service configuration file.

To generate an SSL certificate for Kaspersky CyberTrace Web:

  • In Linux:
    1. Run the following command in the console:

      %service_dir%/bin/configure --change

    2. Restart Kaspersky CyberTrace Service:

      systemctl restart cybertrace

  • In Windows:
    1. Run the executable installer of Kaspersky CyberTrace.
    2. Click the Change button.
    3. Restart CyberTrace by using Service Control Manager (SCM):

      sc stop cybertrace

      sc start cybertrace

To generate a trusted certificate for CyberTrace Web:

  1. Create a private key and a trusted certificate:
    1. Create a new private and public key pair.
    2. Use the public key to generate an SSL Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
    3. Sign the CSR request by using the trusted CA

      This creates a trusted certificate for the private key.

  2. Convert the private key and the trusted certificate to PEM format.
  3. Copy both the private key and the certificate to the %service_dir%/httpsrv directory.
  4. Edit the GUISettings > HTTPServer > SSLCertificatePath and GUISettings > HTTPServer > SSLPrivateKeyPath elements of the Kaspersky CyberTrace Service configuration file if necessary so that they will contain the paths to the certificate and private key respectively.

    Save the Kaspersky CyberTrace Service configuration file.

  5. Restart Kaspersky CyberTrace Service.

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