Certificate Authority (CA) or root certificates are used for establishing the outgoing connections from VMware Aria Operations. CA Certificates imported by the users will be used in the following VMware Aria Operations domains: Authentication Sources (Active Directory (AD), Open LDAP, VMware Identity Manager), Outbound Plugins, and Adapter Endpoint.


  1. In the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane click Management > Certificates.
  2. Click Import.

    The Import CA Certificate(s) dialog box appears. You can only import certificates that are encoded in the PEM format.

  3. Click Browse.
  4. Locate the certificate .pem file and click Open to load the file in the Import CA Certificate(s) dialog box.
    The certificate information box appears with the certificate thumbprint, issued by, issued to and expiry date. For example, if you select a certificate that will expire in 10 days, you will receive a notification that the certificate is expiring soon.
    Note: If a certificate is close to its expiry date, a corresponding notification is displayed on the Home > Quick Start page.
  5. Click Import.
  6. (Optional) Click the Vertical Ellipsis to delete a certificate.