Generate a self-signed certificate for the CIM server

By default, SSL authentication is enabled for the CIM server. During the SMI-S Provider installation, a self-signed certificate for the CIM server is installed in the pegasus directory. You can generate your own self-signed certificate and use it rather than the default certificate.

Before you begin
  • You must already have logged in as Administrator.

  • You must already have accessed SMI-S Provider.

  1. Generate a private key:

    openssl genrsa -out cimom.key 2048

  2. Generate a certificate request:

    openssl req -new -key cimom.key -out cimom.csr

  3. Enter your information for the certificate request when prompted.

  4. Generate the self-signed certificate:

    openssl x509 -in cimom.csr -out cimom.cert -req -signkey cimom.key -days 1095

    You can provide a different number of days for which the certificate is valid.

  5. Copy the cimom.key and cimom.cert files to the pegasus directory (Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\NetApp\smis\pegasus).


The certificate date range starts at the current date and runs for the number of days specified.