Adding service certificates to an edge gateway makes those certificates available for use in the VPN-related settings of the edge gateway. If the edge gateway for your vCloud Director organization virtual data center has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can add a service certificate to the Certificates screen in the tenant portal.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have the service certificate and its private key in PEM format. In the user interface, you can either paste in the PEM data or browse to a file that contains the data and is available in your network from your local system.

To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with edge gateway services, the edge gateway must be converted to an advanced edge gateway. You can do this on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console or from the tenant portal. For details on performing this step from the tenant portal, see Convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Edge Gateway.

Procedure

  1. Open Edge Gateway Services.
    1. Navigate to Networking > Edges.
    2. Select the edge gateway to edit, and click Configure Services.
  2. Click the Certificates tab.
  3. Click Service certificate.
  4. Input the PEM-formatted data of the service certificate.
    • If the data is in a PEM file on a system you can navigate to, click the Upload button to browse to the file and select it.

    • If you can copy and paste the PEM data, paste it into the Service Certificate (PEM format) field.

      Include the -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and -----END CERTIFICATE----- lines.

  5. Input the PEM-formatted data of the certificate private key.
    • If the data is in a PEM file on a system you can navigate to, click the Upload button to browse to the file and select it.

    • If you can copy and paste the PEM data, paste it into the Private Key (PEM format) field.

      Include the -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- and -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY----- lines.

  6. Enter a private key passphrase and confirm it.
  7. (Optional) Type a description.
  8. Click Keep.

Results

The certificate with type Service Certificate appears in the on-screen list. This service certificate is now available for you to select when you configure the VPN-related settings of the edge gateway.