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VMware vSphere Security Cookbook by Mike Greer

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Process certificate requests

SSL Certificate Automation Tool not only simplifies the process of applying certificates to the vSphere components, but it also simplifies the request of certificates from either the private or public CA. Key values can be defined in the ssl-environment.bat file for simplicity.

Getting started

In order to request certificates from the CA (a private CA in our example), the account must have rights to request a certificate using the VMware certificate template defined earlier in this chapter.

How to do it…

On a machine with SSL Certificate Automation Tool deployed, perform the following steps:

  1. Launch the command prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. Navigate to the SSL tool location and run ssl-updater.bat.
  3. Type 2 to generate ...

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