Using self-signed certificates might be less secure than using trusted certificates.
When you use a self-signed certificate the client user receives a warning message such as, Invalid Security Certificate. The client user must then accept the self-signed certificate when first connecting to the server in order to proceed. Allowing client users to select this option provides reduced security than other authorization methods.
Verify that a CSR is available. See Create a Certificate Signing Request File.
- From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
- Select from the navigation panel.
- Click the CSRS tab.
- Select the existing CSR.
- Click Actions and select Self Sign Certificate for CSR from the drop-down menu.
- Enter the number of days the self-sign certificate is valid.
The default time frame is 10 years.
- Click Save.
The self-signed certificate appears in the Certificate list. The certificate type is designated as self-signed.