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Learning VMware vRealize Automation by Sriram Rajendran

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Certificates

SSL certificates are commonly used for a secure handshake between different services. In vRA, all communications between the client browser and services (identity management, CAFÉ, and IaaS) and between services are over TLS/SSL. However, I wanted to highlight that vRA components work with different SSL certificate file formats. Here is a list of the common formats used in a vRA solution:

  • PEM: short for Privacy Enhanced Mail
  • P7B: Public Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) Format #7
  • PFX: Public Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) Format #12
  • CSR: short for Certificate Signing Request (.CER or .CRT files can be in either PEM or DER format):
    Certificates

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