What is a certificate Issuing Template?
Certificate Issuing Templates are used to configure certificate security policies that are enforced when certificates are issued.
Issuing Templates contain issuing rules which reflect your company's certificate security policies for requesting or renewing a certificate. If you've been using Identity or Use Policies, the settings contained in them are now part of Issuing Templates. Think of a certificate issuing template as the spec sheet for a specific kind of certificate request. You can create as many issuing templates as you need.
To use a certificate issuing template, you must associate it with a Zone.
IMPORTANT Issuing Templates can be created or modified only by a System Admin or Security Admin.
Overview of how it works
An Issuing Template incorporates our previous Use and Identity policies.
A certificate Issuing Template contains fields that include:
- Template Name
- CA Account
- Issuing Rules
Additional fields that are linked to a specific CA account
Example For Digicert Cert Central, an additional field is called Product Option.
If you're in a DevOps role, you can specify a Zone when you use integrations and our Rest API. Certificates that are issued must conform to the policy requirements specified in the Issuing Template associated with the selected zone.