Adding a certificate authority¶
When you add a certificate authority (CA) to TLS Protect Cloud, you create a connection between TLS Protect Cloud and that CA. That connection enables TLS Protect Cloud to manage certificate life-cycles.
TLS Protect Cloud can connect to both external and internal CAs, in addition to its own built-in CA.
Before you begin¶
Before setting up your CA, review the following:
- If you plan to use paid public trust CAs (like DigiCert, excluding free ones like Let's Encrypt), an enterprise CA account is required. Make sure you have a billing setup for pre-purchasing certificate units or for post-use billing. This is simply because our platform doesn't support purchasing individual certificates with a credit card for each transaction.
- Have your CA authentication credentials ready before you can configure and test issuance. Each CA provider has its own authentication methodology.
- Make sure you have been assigned either the Admin or PKI Administrator roles required to add new CAs.
Select your CA below for a detailed how-to.