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Running a validation manually

You can run a quick validation on any installed certificates using the Validate Now feature.


In addition to the normal validation criteria, Validate Now can also be used to sniff out any additional TLS server endpoints in your inventory.

To run a validation manually

  1. Sign in to Venafi Control Plane.
  2. Click Inventory > TLS Server Endpoints.

  3. On the TLS Server Endpoints page, do one of the following:

    • To search for a specific certificate, enter the certificate details in the search bar at the top.
    • If you had created and saved a filter for your certificates, click the Filters list and select your saved filter.
    • To manually filter the list, click Filter next to the search bar to enter the attributes you want to include in the filter, and then click Apply.
  4. In the Certificate Name column, find and click the name of the certificate you want to validate.

  5. In the Certificate Details view, click the TLS SERVER ENDPOINTS tab.

  6. Click Validate Now.

    A Validation in progress message appears at the top of the page. If the validation is successful, the TLS Validation and Chain Validation columns display Success. Otherwise, a Validation Failed message appears.


    You can also verify when the last validation of your installed certificates ocurred by looking at the Last Seen column. Shortly after running Validate Now, Last Seen should update to a minute ago from it's previous state. Refresh the page manually if you don't see a change to the status.

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