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How to create and/or import an SSL certificate to SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV)

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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV)


  • SCV employs SSL encryption for secure communication between the client browser and itself
  • While this will enable encrypted data across the wire, creating a new self-signed certificate or utilizing one's own Certificate Authority (CA) infrastructure or a third-party CA ensures that the certificate is unique for the environment.
  • This article describes how to apply both a self-signed (includes points 1-7) and externally CA signed certificate (from point 8, after having created a separate keystore) for SCV for VMware to Client communication. 



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