Viewing default certificates for TLS-based applications

Beginning with ONTAP 9.2, ONTAP provides a default set of trusted root certificates for ONTAP applications using Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Before you begin

The default certificates are installed only on the admin SVM during its creation, or during an upgrade to ONTAP 9.2.

About this task

The current applications that act as a client and require certificate validation are AutoSupport, EMS, LDAP, Audit Logging, FabricPool, and KMIP.

When certificates expire, an EMS message is invoked that requests the user to delete the certificates. The default certificates can only be deleted at the advanced privilege level.

Note: Deleting the default certificates may result in some ONTAP applications not functioning as expected (for example, AutoSupport and Audit Logging).

Procedure

You can view the default certificates that are installed on the admin SVM by using the security certificate show command: security certificate show -vserver –type server-ca.
fas2552-2n-abc-3::*> security certificate show -vserver fas2552-2n-abc-3 -type server-ca
Vserver    Serial Number   Common Name                            Type
---------- --------------- -------------------------------------- ------------
fas2552-2n-abc-3
           01              AAACertificateServices                 server-ca
    Certificate Authority: AAA Certificate Services
          Expiration Date: Sun Dec 31 18:59:59 2028