In this guide, I will walk you through installing a self-signed SSL certificate, by generating a Certificate Signing Request for vCenter and issuing the certificate from Microsoft Certificate Authority.


vCenter 7 and above

Microsoft Certificate Authority (installed & configured)

Root certificate from the Microsoft CA installed on your workstation

Go to the vSphere Client > Administration > Certificate Management > Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

vCenter Certificate Management

Common Name & Host should be prefilled when entering the CSR info. However, you should fill the Organization name, Organizational Unit (Department Name), Country, State, Locality (City), and Email Address as shown below:

Abdullah Alkhudair

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store