By default, Panorama, firewalls, and Log Collectors
use predefined certificates for mutual authenticate to establish
the SSL connections used for management access and inter-device
communication. However, you can configure authentication using custom
certificates instead. Additionally, you can use custom certificates
to secure the High Availability (HA) connections between Panorama
HA peers. Custom certificates allow you to establish a unique chain
of trust to ensure mutual authentication between Panorama and the
managed firewalls and log collectors. See Certificate Management for
detailed information about the certificates and how to deploy them
on Panorama, Log Collectors, and firewalls.
The following topics describe how to configure Panorama to use
custom certificate and how to manage those certificates.