Certificate Manager

Certificate Manager enables Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) capability on the switch providing authentication of network entities. This feature enables configuration and management of digital certificates on Networking switches, a key component of establishing digital identity in PKI.

Each entity in the PKI has their identity validated by a CA/RA. The CA issues a digital certificate as part of enrolling each entity into the PKI. This digital certificate is used by replying parties (e.g., network connection peers) to set up secure communication. Based on the information present in the certificate of the sender, the receiving entity can validate the authenticity of the sender and subsequently establish a secure communication channel.