Management Center (MC) uses the self-signed certificate on the management web interface by default. MC version 2.x and above supports creating keyring (private key), signing-request and importing signed certificate. It also support importing private key and signed certificate created offbox.
Note: commands presented on this article is applicable on 2.x and above. For version 1.11.x or below, please see article TECH248505
With self-signed certificate the customer gets the browser error complaining about the untrusted certificate
All browsers come with a certificate trust store that has all public root Certificate Authorities (CA). Since Management Center default certificate is self-signed the customer can eliminate the browser untrusted certificate issue by using a certificate signed by their trusted CA.
Creating keyring, signing-request and importing signed certificate. 1 On this example, we will use a keyring named sslkey.