Step 1: Complete a CSR file

You must first generate a certificate signing request (CSR) file, which identifies your organization and the host system where the Web Services Proxy and Unified Manager are installed.

Before you begin

About this task

This task describes how to generate the CSR file from Unified Manager.
Note: Alternatively, you can generate a CSR file using a tool such as OpenSSL and skip to Step 2: Submit CSR file.

Procedure

  1. Select Certificate Management.
  2. From the Management tab, select Complete CSR.
  3. Enter the following information, and then click Next:
    • Organization – The full, legal name of your company or organization. Include suffixes, such as Inc. or Corp.
    • Organizational unit (optional) – The division of your organization that is handling the certificate.
    • City/Locality – The city where your host system or business is located.
    • State/Region (optional) – The state or region where your host system or business is located.
    • Country ISO code – Your country's two-digit ISO (International Organization for Standardization) code, such as US.
  4. Enter the following information about the host system where the Web Services Proxy is installed:
    • Common name – The IP address or DNS name of the host system where the Web Services Proxy is installed. Make sure this address is correct; it must match exactly what you enter to access Unified Manager in the browser. Do not include http:// or https://. The DNS name cannot begin with a wildcard.
    • Alternate IP addresses – If the common name is an IP address, you can optionally enter any additional IP addresses or aliases for the host system. For multiple entries, use a comma-delimited format.
    • Alternate DNS names – If the common name is a DNS name, enter any additional DNS names for the host system. For multiple entries, use a comma-delimited format. If there are no alternate DNS names, but you entered a DNS name in the first field, copy that name here. The DNS name cannot begin with a wildcard.
  5. Make sure that the host information is correct. If it is not, the certificates returned from the CA will fail when you try to import them.
  6. Click Finish.

After you finish

Go to Step 2: Submit CSR file.