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Defining recommended settings for an Issuing Template

Recommended Settings allow you to provide guidance to your Resource Owners when they create certificate requests using a particular Issuing Template. This helps eliminate guess work and saves time by providing the settings ahead of time.


Recommended settings are just that -- recommendations. If you want to require a specific value or set of values that Resource Owner must use for certificate requests, use issuing rules instead.


You must be a System Administrator or PKI Administrator to do this.

  1. Sign in to Venafi Control Plane.
  2. Click Policies > Issuing Templates..

  3. Click New if you're creating a new issuing template,


    In the template list, click the name of the template to which you want to add recommended settings.

  4. In the Recommended Settings columns on the right, click Modify.

  5. Fill out each field with settings recommended for the issuing template.

  6. When you're done, click Save.

    The Issuing Template reflects the settings you defined.