Instructs the task to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
If it finds any issues with the certificate presented by the server, the task will normally terminate the connection with an error. You may override this behavior by supplying a value for SSLAcceptServerCert. If the certificate supplied in SSLAcceptServerCert is the same as the certificate presented by the server, then the server certificate is accepted unconditionally, and the connection will continue normally.
This property is used to set a Public Key Certificate.
Ordinarily, the system will attempt to locate the public key in trusted certificate stores in the system registry. If a match is found, the certificate is trusted, and the process proceeds without error. If the certificate is not trusted, the task will report an error.
You may explicitly set a public key, either to accept a key that is not installed on the system, or to ensure that a specific key is presented. Public key certificates may be loaded from the machine registry or from file. If you click on the ellipses, a certificate selection dialog will open. To select a public key from the system registry, select the System Store tab or the User Store tab, and highlight the appropriate registry store. The list of available certificates will be shown below.
Alternatively, you may specify a public key on file. Select the PEM or Certificate File tabs to load a public key from file. You can use the browse button to examine the file system for the certificate that you wish to use. Public keys typically are stored in .CER, .DER, or .PEM files, but other formats may be used. You can click on the Open button to examine the contents of the certificate. Or, if you have a certificate stored in memory, you can write the contents of the certificate into the text box provided. Note that if you are loading a certificate from memory, the certificate must be Base-64 encoded, or the string representation of the certificate may become corrupted and uninterpretable.
Regardless of how you selected the certificate, once you hit the OK button, the task will attempt to verify that certificate selection. If successful, the subject of the certificate will be displayed in the property field. If the task was not able to verify the selection, a dialog box will appear instead detailing the verification error.
Note: You may also set SSLAcceptServerCertAcceptAny to True without opening the certificate selection dialog to force the task to unilaterally authenticate any server during the security handshake. It is strongly recommended that you use this only for testing purposes.