Using an Intermediary SSL Certificate on iOS and Android

About this task

In order for the Webspace app on iOS or Android to trust a server certificate, it must be able to trust the entire SSL certificate chain, including any intermediate certificates and all root certificates. Use these steps to make a server certificate that will provide the entire SSL certificate chain.


  1. Obtain all .crt files included in your certificates chain, and .key files being used on the Webspace Host.
  2. Concatenate your .crt and all intermediate and root .crt files. (Combine them into a final file as follows: copy test_server.crt+intermediate.crt+root1.crt+root2.crt server.crt)
    Note: There may be 0 or more intermediate files and 1 or more root files. If your .crt file is self-signed, you will just need to rename your .crt file to server.crt.
  3. Rename the key file from step 1 to server.key so that it matches the newly created server.crt file.
  4. Copy these two files onto the Webspace Host (for instance: c:\Data).
  5. Launch the Admin Console.
  6. On the Tools menu, click Host Options.
  7. Click the Security tab.
  8. Change the transport to SSL and increase the encryption level to 256-bit AES, if you have a high-encryption license. If not, leave it at 56-bit.
  9. Browse to the SSL certificate server.crt in c:\data and click OK. You should not see an error message at this point if you have .crt and .key files with the same prefix.
  10. Enable Notify users when connections are secure for testing purposes.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Start a Webspace session from an iOS or Android device.