self signed certificate vs signed for web adapter in the DMZ

Discussion created by drewdowling on Feb 11, 2014
Hi All

I'm trying to plan out an implementation of ArcGIS Server that calls for a web adapter in the DMZ and ArcServer behind the firewall. I am planning to get an authenticated certificate for the DMZ web server. I have read that I will also have to get a certificate for the ArcServer server. My question is can this be a self signed certificate or does it have to be authenticated as well. I need to avoid users seeing security warnings.

Thanks for any help or advice