After you get a certificate from a CA or create a certificate that matches your Orchestrator server name, you must add the certificate to your local store so that you can work with the Orchestrator configuration interface or Web views without receiving certificate warnings or error messages.

This workflow describes the process to add the certificate to your local store in Internet Explorer.

  1. Open your Internet Explorer and navigate to https://orchestrator_server_IP_or_DNS_name:8283/.

  2. When prompted, click Continue to this website (not recommended).

    In Internet Explorer you see the Certificate Error on the right within the address bar.

  3. Click the Certificate Error and select View Certificates.

  4. Click Install Certificate.

  5. On the Welcome page of the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next.

  6. In the Certificate Store window, select Place all certificates in the following store.

  7. Browse and select Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

  8. Complete the wizard and restart Internet Explorer.

  9. Navigate to the Orchestrator server over your SSL connection.

You no longer receive warnings and you do not receive a Certificate Error on the right within the address bar.

Other applications and systems (such as VMware Service Manager) must have access to the Orchestrator SOAP and REST APIs over SSL connection.