Renew Web server certificate for Watchguard


Simple steps to renew Watchguard self-signed certificate. I created this blog post to remember the steps as it is a rare task that need to perform.

  1. Open Policy Manger
  2. Click on Setup –> Authentication –> Web Server Certificate
  3. Select Default certificate signed to Firebox


  4. Now save the configuration.
  5. Open System Manager and Certificate


View from system manager


Optional: Following steps for creating certificate using custom details.

We can also type an Organization Name and an Organization Unit Name to identify the part of your organization that created the certificate.

(Note: Third party certificate option allows to install public certificate so it will not alert you for the security warning).


Click Add Domain Names or Add Interface IP Addresses.

In the text box at the bottom of the dialog box, type a domain name or IP address of an interface on our XTM device.

Click Add.

Repeat Steps above to add more domain names if Add Domain names is selected.

Click OK

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About Robiul

Robiul has 15 years of continuous successful career experience in ICT with extensive background in System Engineering, IT infrastructure design, operations and service delivery, managing IT projects / MIS functions for local and multi-national companies with in-depth knowledge of multiple operating systems as well as construct / manage small to medium size Data Center. Proven ability to design and implement medium to semi-large scale LAN/WAN/WLAN and system infrastructures. Academic qualification: Master of Science in Information Systems. Professional certifications are: MCSE, CCNA, ITIL and FoundStone Security Professional, VCP, NetAPP, CISSP etc.
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