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Create a GlobalSign Atlas certificate authority

You're going to need a few things to complete the CA configuration.

  • A GlobalSign account. If you don't have an account yet, go here to get started.
  • Your GlobalSign credentials file. If you don't have this file, contact GlobalSign support.
  1. Sign in to Venafi Control Plane.
  2. Click Integrations > Certificate Authorities.
  3. Click New > GlobalSign.
  4. Enter a Name that this CA should be called in TLS Protect Cloud.
  5. Browse to your Credentials File.

    How do I find my GlobalSign credentials file?

    GlobalSign supplies the credentials file to you when you create your account.

  6. Click Validate.

After you authenticate, we'll show you GlobalSign's validation policy. This is a list of requirements that your certificate request must comply with before GlobalSign will issue a certificate for you. We'll also display this information, in a more readable form, when you start setting up policies for your organization.

Example validation policy


'validity': {'secondsmin': 60, 'secondsmax': 7776000, 'notBeforeNegativeSkew': 200, 'notBeforePositiveSkew': 200},

'subjectDn': {

  'commonName': {

    'presence': 'REQUIRED',

    'format': '^([a-z0-9-_]+\\.)*(venafi\\.io|vfidev\\.com|thehotelcook\\.com)$'


  'organization': {'presence': 'STATIC', 'format': 'Venafi, Inc.'},

  'organizationalUnit': {'isStatic': false, 'list': ['^.*$'], 'mincount': 0, 'maxcount': 3},

  'country': {'presence': 'STATIC', 'format': 'US'},

  'state': {'presence': 'STATIC', 'format': 'UT'},

  'locality': {'presence': 'STATIC', 'format': 'Salt Lake City'},

  'streetAddress': {'presence': 'FORBIDDEN', 'format': ''},

  'email': {'presence': 'FORBIDDEN', 'format': ''},

  'joiLocalityName': {'presence': 'FORBIDDEN', 'format': ''},

  'joiStateOrProvinceName': {'presence': 'FORBIDDEN', 'format': ''},

  'joiCountryName': {'presence': 'FORBIDDEN', 'format': ''},

  'businessCategory': {'presence': 'FORBIDDEN', 'format': ''}


'extendedKeyUsages': {

  'ekus': {

    'isStatic': true,

    'list': ['', ''],

    'mincount': 2,

    'maxcount': 2

  }, 'critical': false


'publicKey': {'keyType': 'RSA', 'allowedLengths': [4096, 3072, 2048], 'keyFormat': 'PKCS10'},

'publicKeySignature': 'FORBIDDEN'


What's Next

This CA is now ready to be added to one or more certificate issuing templates. To do this, select this CA when creating certificate issuing templates.