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Create request for cross CA certificate in Certificate Manager

This article describes how to create a request for a cross certificate to send to an external Certificate Authority (CA) outside Smart ID Certificate Manager (CM). Cross certificates may be issued by two CA organizations in order to certify each other's policies and public CA keys.

This task is done in the Administrator's workbench (AWB).


The following prerequisites apply:

  • Two administration officers must sign the request.

  • Both officers must have the following roles:

    • Use AWB

    • CA and Key tasks

  • A connection to the CM host must have been established (see Connect to a Certificate Manager host).

Create request for CA cross certificate

  1. In AWB, select the CA/SA to be used as a basis for the cross certification, by highlighting it in the explorer bar.

  2. Select Cross > Export Request and select the required file format, Binary or Base64, from the sub menu. Use Base64 if the request is to be sent to the external CA/SA by email.

  3. In Select File for writing Request, enter the name of the file to be used for the request and select its required location.

  4. Click Save. The Signature dialog box appears. See Sign tasks in Certificate Manager for more information.

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