Create an appliance certificate signing request

The appliance uses a certificate for authentication over TLS. The certificate contains a public key, and the appliance maintains the corresponding private key, which is uniquely tied to the public key.

A CA is a trusted party that issues a certificate that enables others, who trust the CA, to also trust the host. In essence, the CA vouches for the host.

For information on creating a self-signed certificate, see Create an appliance self-signed certificate.

  • Privileges: Infrastructure administrator.

  • Gather the information for the request, as required by the certificate authority (CA).

  • Obtain the CA challenge password.

  1. From the main menu, select Deployment Groups.
  2. Click Security.
  3. From the Deployment Groups screen, select Actions > Create certificate signing request.
  4. Supply the data requested on the screen.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Copy the certificate request data from the dialog box and send it to the CA. The CA designates how and where to send the certificate request data.
  7. Click OK.

Next steps: After you receive the certificate from the CA, Import an appliance certificate.