vCenter Server provides common infrastructure services to the vSphere environment, including certificate management and authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On. vSphere Certificate Management and Authentication OverviewvSphere provides services that enable you to perform certificate management tasks for vCenter Server and ESXi components, and configure authentication through vCenter Single Sign-On. Managing CertificatesYou manage certificates from the vSphere Client, or by using an API, scripts, or CLIs. Managing Authentication ServicesYou manage authentication services from the vSphere Client, or by using the CLI. You can also manage the vCenter Server Identity Provider Federation configuration process by using an API. Managing the vCenter ServerYou can manage the vCenter Server from the vCenter Server Management Interface or from the vCenter Server shell.