Create a new Certification Authority

To create a new authority, navigate to Admin > Certificates > Certification Authority and click Action > add_new_defaultNew at the bottom of the page.

Certification Authority

Enter a Description of the Certification Authority and select a Passphrase. This Passphrase should contain at least 12 characters.

Attributes (Subject)

1.Enter a Common name (name) of the Certification Authority. Select a unique name to differentiate multiple Certificate Authorities. Optionally, you can enter descriptive information about the Certification Authority.

2.Enter the Valid from and Valid to values to ensure that the certificate is valid.

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For all Certificates and Certification Authorities created during installation of ERA components, the Valid from value is set to 2 days before certificate creation.

For all Certificates and Certification Authorities created in the ERA Web Console, the Valid from value is set to 1 day before certificate creation. The reason for this is to cover all possible time discrepancies between affected systems.

For example, a Certification Authority and Certificate, created 2017 Jan 12 during installation will have a pre-defined Valid from value of 2017 Jan 10 00:00:00, and a Certificate Authority and Certificate created 2017 Jan 12 in ERA Web Console will have a pre-defined Valid from value of 2017 Jan 11 00:00:00.

3.Click Save to save your new Certification Authority. It will now be listed in the Certification Authority list under Admin > Certificates > Certification Authority, and is ready to be used. Certification authority is created in the home group of the user who has created it.

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To manage the Certification Authority, select the check box next to the Certification Authority in the list and use the context menu (left-click the Certification Authority) or the Action button on the bottom of the page. Available options are Import Public Key and Export a Public key or Edit the Certification Authority.