Creating an Application gives you the ability to manage all aspects of your business-critical applications.
Applications are bundles of software that make up your site’s back end, from the operating system and web servers to APIs and programming frameworks. Each component provides a layer (or tier) for their compatibility, and bundling them makes them easier to download and deploy all at once.
The components of an application can range from the general (an operating system) to the specific (a particular PHP framework).
Example Suppose your company has a organizational unit called Mobile Banking. That OU could own various business-critical applications such as mobile payment and online banking. Each of these applications can contain tiers within them, such as:
Web tier - the web server, or HTTP server (External)
Business tier - Application server (Internal)
Database tier - the database server (Internal)
Did you know? The people who create and configure applications are typically application administrators and assigned the Resource Owner role in Venafi Cloud.
To create an application and assign it to an OU
In the menu bar, click Organization > Applications.
In Add an Application, do the following:
- Type the application's name and description
- Select an Org Unit
Select one or more owners' names; Venafi Cloud Teams can also be selected as owners.
NOTE The Venafi Cloud Team functionality is a Premium feature available to select customers only. If you're interested in using this feature, please contact us.
Type its external FQDNs (hostname.domain.tld)
- Type its internal FQDNs and IP addresses/ranges
Type internal ports
You can specify individual ports or ranges, i.e., 200, 340, and 430-465.
NOTE If you don't know the FQDN or IP ranges, the application's name and owners are used as placeholders. Then you can Iinvite owners who can provide the details.
When you're finished, click Create.
You'll see your new application on the Applications page. Click the new application's name to see details about it.