If you want to use third-party certificates in your environment, you must add a trusted root certificate to the certificate store.
Before you begin
Obtain the custom root certificate from your third-party or in-house CA.
- From a Web browser, connect to the Platform Services Controller by specifying the following URL:
In an embedded deployment, the Platform Services Controller host name or IP address is the same as the vCenter Server host name or IP address.
- Specify the user name and password for email@example.com or another member of the vCenter Single Sign-On Administrators group.
If you specified a different domain during installation, log in as administrator@mydomain.
- Under Certificates, select Certificate Management and specify the IP address or host name for the Platform Services Controller and the user name and password of the administrator of the local domain (firstname.lastname@example.org by default), and click Submit.
- Select Trusted Root Certificates, and click Add certificate.
- Click Browse and select the location of the certificate chain.
You can use a file of type CER, PEM, or CRT.
What to do next
Replace the Machine SSL certificates and, optionally, the Solution User certificates with certificates that are signed by this CA.