Before you can generate and install certificates, you must configure a certificate authority (CA).

Cloud Foundation supports only the Microsoft CA.


  • Verify that you have created a Microsoft Active Directory certificate service (.certsrv) template in an IIS container on a CA address server.

  • Verify that the certificate service template is properly configured for basic authentication.

To create the certificate service template with the proper authentication configuration, see Prepare the Certificate Service Template.


  1. Navigate to Administration > Security > Certificate Management to open the Configure Certificate Authority page.
  2. Complete the following configuration settings.



    Certificate Authority

    Select the CA from the dropdown menu. The default is Microsoft.

    CA Server URL

    Specify the URL for the CA address server. This address must begin with https:// and end with certsrv, for example


    Provide a valid username to enable access to the address server.


    Provide a valid password to enable access to the address server.

    Template Name

    Enter the certsrv template name. You must create this template in Microsoft Certificate Authority.

  3. Click Save.

    A dialog appears, asking you to review and confirm the CA server certificate details.

  4. Click Accept to complete the configuration.


The CA is now available for use in generating and installing a certificate.