How to Generate a Self-Signed Certificate using 2X Remote Application Server

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2X Remote Application Server can be configured to accept connections placed from 2X Clients against a 2X ClientSecureGateway over SSL.

Such a configuration requires an SSL Certificate to be imported within the 2X Console. 2X Remote Application Server allows configuration of both Self-Signed certificates and signed SSL Certificates obtained from a certificate authority.Self-signed certificates are ideal for testing purposes.

The certificate is configured from within the Gateway properties of the 2X Client Secure Gateway users are connecting through.

To do this, follow the next steps:

How to Generate a Self-Signed

1.Open the Gateway properties from Farm > Gateways
2.Right click on the desired gateway > Properties
3. Select the SSL/TLS tab
4. Enable: “Enable SSL on Port:”
5.Click on the “Generate New Certificate” button for the Self-Signed Certificate header

How to Generate a Self-Signed

6. You are now presented with a Window to configure a self-signed certificate which needs to be configured accordingly
7. Input the relevant information and click save. The Self-Signed Certificate is automatically imported and ready to be used.


The information requested when generating a new Self-Signed Certificate is in-line to the information requested when generating a Certificate Signing Request against a Certificate Authority. More information may be found here:

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.