For the SSL certificate validation, you can obtain the SHA-256 thumbprint from VMware Identity Manager host.


  1. To get the SSL/TLS certificate, run the following command:
       openssl s_client -connect <FQDN of vIDM host>:443

    Copy the Server Certificate starting from -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- to -----END CERTIFICATE----- into a file called cert.pem and save the file.

  2. To get the thumbprint, run the following command:
       openssl x509 -fingerprint -noout -sha256 -in cert.pem


You see the thumbprint in the following format:

SHA256 Fingerprint=3D:E8:4C:CD:19:D6:AD:23:30:86:E4:A1:72:D5:22:08:F9:72:6D:D3:E7:6E:99:32:C8:C7:3D:F8:E2:91:91:AE

What to do next

Copy the thumbprint and paste it in the configure VMware Identity Manager page.