The Site Recovery Manager server endpoint certificate establishes the identity of Site Recovery Manager Server to clients. The endpoint certificate secures the communication between the client and Site Recovery Manager Server.

During installation of Site Recovery Manager, you can automatically generate an SSL/TLS certificate for use as the Site Recovery Manager endpoint certificate. This is the simpler option that requires minimal user action.

You can also upload a custom SSL/TLS certificate that is signed by a certificate authority. If you use a custom SSL/TLS certificate, the certificate must meet certain requirements to work with Site Recovery Manager.


Unlike in previous releases, this version of Site Recovery Manager does not also use custom SSL/TLS certificates to authenticate with vCenter Server. For information about how Site Recovery Manager authenticates with vCenter Server, see Site Recovery Manager Authentication.