Combination of third-party
certificates and self-signed certificates
—Because the GlobalProtect
app will be accessing the portal prior to GlobalProtect configuration,
the app must trust the certificate to establish an HTTPS connection.
Enterprise Certificate Authority
—If you already have
your own enterprise CA, you can use this internal CA to issue certificates
for each of the GlobalProtect components and then import them onto
the firewalls hosting your portal and gateway(s). In this case,
you must also ensure that the endpoints trust the root CA certificate used
to issue the certificates for the GlobalProtect services to which
they must connect.
—You can generate a self-signed
CA certificate on the portal and use it to issue certificates for
all of the GlobalProtect components. However, this solution is less
secure than the other options and is therefore not recommended.
If you do choose this option, end users will see a certificate error
the first time they connect to the portal. To prevent this, you
can deploy the self-signed root CA certificate to all endpoints
manually or using some sort of centralized deployment, such as an Active
Directory Group Policy Object (GPO).