The Certificate Installer is designed to instruct your agents to trust software signed with the new VMware Carbon Black certificate. Otherwise, when a future agent host package installer or rules installer is signed with that certificate, it may be blocked from installing.
Instructions for use for CB App Control version 8.1.6
The Certificate installer is a self-extracting zip. It can be uploaded to the server using the "Update Agent/Rule Versions" page in the console, the same way agent host packages are installed. It will then be automatically placed into a specific directory where the CB App Control Reporter service will detect it and execute the zip. It is also possible to move it to the server directly and run it, but the upload page is the recommended method.
Instructions for use for CB App Control version 8.1.4
The certificate installer utility cannot be uploaded to the server using the “Update Agent/Rule Versions” page in version 8.1.4. It is possible to move it to the server directly and run it.
Who needs to use the Certificate installer?
8.1.8 Server and above - The new 2020 Certificates are included with the server, which is what will be used to sign any upcoming Rules and Host Package installers. It is not necessary to use the Certificate installer or run the SQL script for your agents to be installed.
Not necessary to use the Certificate installer
8.1.6 Server – The 2020 Certificates need to be added to support installing the upcoming Rules and Host Package installers.
Certificate installer can be uploaded to the server using the "Update Agent/Rule Versions" page in the console. OR Certificate installer can be run manually on the system
8.1.4 Server - The 2020 Certificates need to be added to support installing the upcoming Rules and Host Package installers.
Certificate installer can be run manually on the system
The certificate installer (whether run via the upload page or executed manually) will create a log file in %temp%\. If the install is successful the file is copied to C:\Program Files (x86)\Bit9\Parity Server\Support\.
The file will be named something like this: CertificateInstaller-2019-05-22-152654.log
Every time it is run, a unique file name will be generated, so you don't have to worry about overwriting one and losing it.
You can download the Certificate Installer below:
SHA 256 of CertificateInstaller_2020_5.exe - 132FB74EBBD77762C3C6BF3C2094F589AD31E3B96983D1AD1FFAC0AF9C905FDE