You can use certificates as an alternative to the Kerberos protocol for mutual authentication and encryption between an agent and the Essentials 2007 management server.

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

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

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