You can use certificates as an alternative to the Kerberos protocol for mutual authentication and encryption between an agent and either a gateway server, management server, or root management server, or between a gateway server and either a management server or root management server.

Operations Manager 2007 includes a utility, MOMCertImport, that configures Operations Manager 2007 to use a certificate. For more information, see How to Import Certificates in Operations Manager 2007.

When you obtain and install certificates for use with Operations Manager 2007, consider the following:

The basic order of operations for installing a certificate is as follows:

  1. Obtain the certificate for each Operations Manager role.

  2. Use the MOMCertImport tool specifying the certificate in the certificate store.

For more information, see the Operations Manager 2007 Security Guide at

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