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SANtricity 11.8

Certificates overview

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You can use System Manager to create Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs), import certificates, and manage existing certificates.

What are certificates?

Certificates are digital files that identify online entities, such as websites and servers, for secure communications on the internet. There are two types of certificates: a signed certificate is validated by a certificate authority (CA) and a self-signed certificate is validated by the owner of the entity instead of a third party.

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How do I configure signed certificates?

You first generate a signing request from System Manager, and then send the file to a CA. Once the CA returns the certificate files, you import them using System Manager.

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