You can use the vSphere Client to view the active vCenter Server STS signing certificate chain.

You can view the following information on the active STS certificate.

  • "Valid until" date
  • A green check for a valid certificate, and an orange check warning of an expired certificate
  • A View Details link to show the active certificate chain


  1. Log in with the vSphere Client to the vCenter Server.
  2. Enter the user name and password for a user that has at least Read privileges.
  3. Navigate to the Certificate Management UI.
    1. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    2. Under Certificates, click Certificate Management.
  4. If the system prompts you, enter the credentials of your vCenter Server.
  5. To view details for the active STS certificate, click View Details.