How to Install a SSL Certificate into a FileCatalyst Server
Posted by Aly Essa, Last modified by Aly Essa on 12 December 2019 10:33 AM


When buying a certificate from a certificate vendor, you will receive or download your certificate in one of several forms or file formats depending on who you purchased it from and the purpose you requested it for.  This guide will cover two formats; PFX and CRT (or a variant).  You need to buy or have a certificate for FileCatalyst Server authentication. The FileCatalyst Server will not be on the list of selectable servers when you order your certificate, so you will likely need to choose one of these two formats from the vendor's menu.

We prefer using the PFX method as it is the easiest method to work with. For the FileCatalyst Server we need the following components:

  • Certificate in PKCS#7 format with a .pem or .cer extension.
  • Private Key file with a .key or .pvk extension.
  • Private Key password to open the Private Key file and Certificate. The password must be 6-8 characters.


FileCatalyst Server v3.5 and later.

Note: This document does not apply to any versions of FileCatalyst Server below v3.5 and a Windows Environment is required.


Below are a few pages for reference that we have depending on your starting point in generating or installing the SSL Certificate. Please click on the links below to view the individual guides: