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Working with Applications

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It is typically Resource Owners that work with applications.

To edit an application

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

  3. In the left navigation bar, click the application you want to edit. The application details open in the right pane.

Request Certificate

To request a certificate for this application, simply click Request Certificate. The New Certificate Request window opens with the application pre-applied.


You can invite a new user to enroll by clicking the Invite button. A link is copied to your clipboard. Send that link to the new user, and for the next ten minutes, they will be able to enroll using that link.

After someone successfully enrolls using that link, a new user account will be created for that user. The account will have the Resource Owner role, and will be assigned as an owner for this application.


To delete this application, click Delete.

Updating general application settings

Add or remove Issuing Templates

  1. Click the Summary tab. The issuing templates associated with this application are listed in the Issuing Templates section.

  2. To add a new issuing template, click Add (next to Issuing Templates).

  3. Select a template from the Issuing Templates field, and then click Add.

  4. When you are finished making changes, click Save.

Add Owners to an Application

Only those listed as Owners on the application are permitted to submit certificate requests using the application.

  1. To add owners, click the Summary tab. The owners associated with this application are listed in the Owners section.

  2. Click Add (next to Owners)

  3. Select additional owners from the Owners drop-down list.

  4. Click Add.

  5. When you are finished making changes, click Save.

Modify Auto Certificate Assignment

Discovered certificates can automatically be assigned to this application. Open the Auto Certificate Assignment tab to view these settings.

Review Creating an application for details on these fields.

Modify DevOps Tools

The settings in the DevOps Tools tab allow your DevOps team to connect this application to external tools so they can create certificate requests for it.

You'll choose an issuing template that the external app will use, and then you'll select the integration type.

Depending on the integration you select, you'll see information on how to connect that tool with this application.

Configure Auto-renewal

This allows you to determine if this certificate will automatically renew or not.

To use certificate auto-renewal:

  1. Enable the Certificate auto-renewal option.

  2. Select the renewal window. This is the number of days before the certificate expires that a new certificate request will be generated for certificates using this Application.

    Your options are to inherit from the global configuration (which has a default of 30 days), or to configure a unique renewal window setting for this application.

  3. Enable or disable Auto-provision. When enabled, certificates will be installed on their target machines. When disabled, certificates will be renewed, but will not automatically be installed on the target machines.

Bulk delete Applications

  1. In the menu bar, click Applications.
  2. Click the checkboxes next to the Applications you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.