On the vRealize Appliance Certificate page, you create or select the authentication certificate that the vRealize Automation appliance uses. When the certificate is self-signed, end users see and confirm it when they log in to vRealize Automation in a browser.

Setting

Description

Certificate Action

Keep Existing

Use the certificate already on this vRealize Automation appliance. Verify the details in the entries below, such as the serial number and fingerprint.

Generate Certificate

Use the wizard to generate a vRealize Automation appliance self-signed certificate.

Generate Signing Request

Create a certificate signing request (CSR) file for your certificate authority (CA). A CSR helps your CA create a certificate with the correct values for you to import.

  1. Enter Organization, Organizational Unit, and Country Code (see below).

  2. Click Generate Signing Request.

  3. To download the CSR file for your CA, click the link that appears.

Import

Identify a PEM format certificate file, have the wizard add it to the correct store, and load it for use by vRealize Automation.

Unless you are importing a certificate created from your CSR, this option requires you to enter the certificate private key, private key passphrase (if any), and certificate chain.

When importing a CA-provided PEM that was created from your CSR, leave the private key and passphrase blank.

Common Name

The FQDN of the vRealize Automation appliance.

In high-availability enterprise deployments with a load balancer in front of multiple appliances, this entry is the load balancer FQDN instead.

Organization

Enter text to represent your larger department or business unit.

Organizational Unit

Enter text to represent your smaller department or workgroup.

Country Code

Enter an abbreviation for your country of operation.

Serial

Unique alphanumeric identifier

Fingerprint

Unique alphanumeric string used for identifying a certificate or comparing one against another

Valid Since

Timestamp after which the certificate can be used

Valid To

Timestamp after which the certificate can no longer be used