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Supported Security Certificate Features

Your machine supports the use of multiple security certificates, which allows secure authentication and communication with the machine. The following security certificate features can be used with the machine:
  • SSL/TLS communication
  • IEEE 802.1x authentication

The Brother machine supports the following:

  • Pre-installed certificate

    Your machine has a pre-installed self-signed certificate. This certificate enables you to use SSL/TLS communication without creating or installing a different certificate.

    The pre-installed self-signed certificate protects your communication up to a certain level. We recommend using a certificate that is issued by a trusted organisation for better security.
  • Self-signed certificate

    This scan server issues its own certificate. Using this certificate, you can easily use the SSL/TLS communication without creating or installing a different certificate from a CA.

  • Certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA)

    There are two methods for installing a certificate from a CA. If you already have a certificate from a CA or if you want to use a certificate from an external trusted CA:

    • When using a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from this scan server.
    • When importing a certificate and a private key.
  • Certificate Authority (CA) Certificate

    To use a CA certificate that identifies the CA and owns its private key, you must import that CA certificate from the CA before configuring the security features of the Network.

  • If you are going to use SSL/TLS communication, we recommend contacting your system administrator first.
  • When you reset the scan server back to its default factory settings, the certificate and the private key that are installed will be deleted. If you want to keep the same certificate and the private key after resetting the scan server, export them before resetting, and then reinstall them.
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