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Creating an application in TLS Protect Cloud

Typically, Resource Owners are the ones who create applications. Follow these steps to get started.

  1. Sign in to Venafi Control Plane.
  2. Click Applications.

  3. Click New.

  4. In Add an Application, do the following:

    • Enter an Application Name for your new application.
    • (Optional) Enter a Description, which can be helpful to other users and teams who might need to know the purpose of your application.
    • Select Application Owners, which can be both individual users or teams. Only those listed as owners will be allowed to use this application for certificate requests.
    • Select one or more Certificate Issuing Templates.


      Resource Owners will only be able to assign issuing templates where they are either identified as a resource consumer on the template, or the template is marked "Allow everyone to consume."

      For Automated Secure Keypair

      To use Automated Secure Keypair, the template that you select must have a Key Pair Generation of either Venafi or user generate key pair or Venafi generated key pair.

    • The Auto Certificates Assignment section allows you to assign discovered certificates to this application automatically, based on the following settings.

      • Port. Enter the ports (or range of ports) where, when scanned, discovered certificates will be added to this application.

      • Targets. Enter the external FQDNs (hostname.domain.tld, such as, internal FQDNs, IP addresses or ranges of addresses where, when scanned, discovered certificates will be added to this application.


      If you don't know the FQDN or IP ranges, assign yourself as the owner, and then you can simply invite users who can provide the details themselves.

  5. When you're finished:

    • To save and exit, click Save.

    • To save and create a new application, click Save & New.

You'll see your new application on the Applications page.

Click the Application's name to see details about and to edit it.