Untrusted vRealize Automation appliance certificates must be manually imported to client browsers to support VMware Remote Console on clients provisioned on vSphere.

For information about supported versions of Firefox, see the VMware vRealize Support Matrix in the vRealize Automation Information Center.


If vRealize Automation is configured with a trusted SSL certificate for your environment, then VMware Remote Console does not require additional configuration on client browsers.


  1. In a Firefox browser, log in to the vRealize Automation appliance.

    A message appears saying that the certificate is not trusted.

  2. Choose the option to display the current connection information. Click View Certificate to display the current SSL certificate and click Detail in the Certificate Viewer.
  3. Click More Information and click the Security tab on the Page Info page.
  4. Select a certificate from the Certificate Hierarchy pane.



    Certificate Authority issued certificates

    Select the top-level vRealize Automation certificate.

    Self-signed certificates

    Select the vRealize Automation certificate.

  5. Click Export.
  6. Configure the certificate information in the Save Certificate To File text box.
    1. Enter a certificate name in the Save As text box. The certificate name must end in .crt, .cert, or .cer.
    2. Select a location in which to save the file.
    3. Select X.509 Certificate (PEM) as the format.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click the Authorities tab in the Certificate Management text box.




    Select Preference > Advanced > Certificates from the Firefox menu.


    Select Preference > Advanced > Certificates from the Firefox menu and click View Certificates.

  9. Click the Authorities tab and click Import.
  10. Select the certificate file you saved earlier and click Open in the text box.
  11. Edit the trust settings.



    Self-signed certificates

    Select This certificate can identify websites.

    Certificates issued by a Certificate Authority

    Select Trust this CA to identify websites.

  12. Click OK and restart the browser.


You can connect to the remote console without certificate errors.