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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 7, 2019

Creating and Signing Certificates on HMC

In order to use Creating and Signing Certificates on HMC, you have to invalidate the existing Certificate and use a self-signed certificate. If you have a currently valid certificate, and are requesting a new certificate using a CSR prior to existing certificate expiration, this is a major security flaw.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 31, 2020


    There is no need to switch to a self signed certificate to import a new certificate. In the panel which is shown after you download the CSR, you can select "No" to not switch to self signed certificate and you can just close/cancel the main panel. Once the new certificate is ready, it can be imported & set till which time the existing certificate will be used as is. Please let us know if you need more information on the same.