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Set Up HTTPS for a Volleymetrics Camera

To configure HTTPS communication on your Axis camera, instructions are different for the new firmware vs. the old firmware.

New Firmware

  1. Log in to your camera by entering the camera's IP address into the address bar of your web browser. You may need to be on the same network as the camera to successfully connect.

  2. Click Settings in the bottom right-hand corner.

  3. Click System, then Security.

  4. Click the + icon under Certificates. This will bring up a dialog asking if you want to create a self-signed certificate or upload one. Choose self-signed.

  5. Add the following required details:

    • ID: give your certificate a name
    • Common name: the public IP address or domain name used to access the camera
    • Valid thru: select the number of years (i.e., 10); you can decide how frequently you want to update your certificates
    • Country: the two-letter country code where the camera is located
  6. Click More to add the following optional details, if you wish:

    • State: the state in which the camera is located
    • Locality: the city the camera is in
    • Organization: the school or company who owns the camera
    • Organizational Unit: we recommend using "IT" or "Volleyball" for clarity
  7. Click Save.

  8. Select HTTPS from the Allow access through dropdown. Choose HTTPS.

  9. Choose the certificate that you created.

  10. Click Save.

When entering the camera's IP address on the Volleymetrics portal, add :443 at the end of the IP address.


Old Firmware

  1. Log in to your camera by entering the camera's IP address into the address bar of your web browser. You may need to be on the same network as the camera to successfully connect.

  2. Open the Axis admin web app and click Setup.

  3. Navigate to System Options > Security > Certificates.

    If you see certificates listed that have not expired, you can skip the next step.

  4. Click Create self-signed certificate...

  5. Add the following required details:

    • Certificate ID: give your certificate a name
    • Expires on: a future date (e.g., 2030-12-31)
    • Country: the two-letter country code where the camera is located
    • Common name: the public IP address or domain name used to access the camera

    And the following optional details, if you wish:

    • State: the state in which the camera is located
    • Locality: the city the camera is in
    • Organization: the school or company who owns the camera
    • Organizational unit: we recommend using "IT" or "Volleyball" for clarity
  6. Click OK.

  7. Navigate to System Options > Security > HTTPS.

  8. Select the certificate you would like to use.

  9. Select HTTPS for each type of user.

  10. Click Save.

After the changes save, you'll be redirected. Initially, you may see a message that says "Unavailable". Wait about 30 seconds, then refresh the page to be redirected to an HTTPS URL. If you used a self-signed certificate, your browser will give you a certificate error warning. Click Continue.

When entering the camera's IP address on the Volleymetrics portal, add :443 at the end of the IP address.