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SnapCenter Software 6.0

Enable CA certificates for SnapCenter

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You should configure the CA certificates and enable the CA certificate validation for the SnapCenter Server.

Before you begin
  • You can enable or disable the CA certificates using the Set-SmCertificateSettings cmdlet.

  • You can display the certificate status for the SnapCenter Server using the Get-SmCertificateSettings cmdlet.

The information regarding the parameters that can be used with the cmdlet and their descriptions can be obtained by running Get-Help command_name. Alternatively, you can refer to the SnapCenter Software Cmdlet Reference Guide.


  1. In the Settings page, navigate to Settings > Global Settings > CA Certificate Settings.

  2. Select Enable Certificate Validation.

  3. Click Apply.

After you finish

The Managed Hosts tab host displays a padlock and the color of the padlock indicates the status of the connection between SnapCenter Server and the plug-in host.

  • enable ca issues icon indicates that there is no CA certificate enabled or assigned to the plug-in host.

  • enable ca good icon indicates that the CA certificate is successfully validated.

  • enable ca failed icon indicates that the CA certificate could not be validated.

  • enable ca undefined icon indicates that the connection information could not be retrieved.

Note When the status is yellow or green, the data protection operations completes successfully.