Using self-signed certificates might be less secure than using trusted certificates.

About this task

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.

Prerequisites

Verify that a CSR is available. See Create a Certificate Signing Request File.

Procedure

  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select System > Settings from the navigation panel.
  3. Click the Certificates tab.
  4. Select CSRs from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select the existing CSR.
  6. Click Actions and select Self Sign Certificate for CSR from the drop-down menu.
  7. Enter the number of days the self-sign certificate is valid.

    The default time frame is 10 years.

  8. Click Save.

Results

The self-signed certificate appears in the Certificate list. The certificate type is designated as self-signed.