The certificate has expired and I can´t reach the administration page what do I do?

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If you have a new cerificate to replace the old one, follow these steps.

  1. Stop the ProVide Service:
    • Open the “Services” management console in Windows by searching for “Services” in the Start menu or pressing Win + R, typing “services.msc,” and hitting Enter.
    • Locate the ProVide service, right-click it, and select “Stop.”
  2. Copy the New Certificate:
    • Copy the new certificate file to the certificates folder located inside the ProVide installation directory (e.g., C:\Program Files\ProVide\certificates).
  3. Edit Configuration:
    • Open the settings.ini file located in the ProVide installation directory.
    • Find the section labeled [Current Certificate].
    • Change the line below it to reflect the name of the new certificate file (e.g., certificate_name.pem).
  4. Restart the ProVide Service:
    • Return to the “Services” management console, right-click the ProVide service, and select “Start”.

f you want to generate a new selfsigned certificate using Provide do the following

  1. Ensure Active License:
    • Make sure you have an active ProVide license before proceeding.
  2. Download ProVide Setup:
  3. Run the Installer:
    • Run the ProVide installer.
    • If you do not make any changes to the port or admin account during the installation, they will remain the same as before.
  4. Configure Certificate:
    • On the final page of the installation process, you will see options for the certificate.
    • Here, you can change, import, or select the standard certificate.
    • Follow the prompts to generate a new self-signed certificate.
  5. Finish Setup:
    • Complete the setup process.
    • Once the installation is finished, the new certificate will be in place, and you should be able to access the ProVide server again.

By following these steps, you can either replace an old certificate with a new one or generate a new self-signed certificate, ensuring that your ProVide server remains secure and operational.

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