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VMware vSphere Troubleshooting by Muhammad Zeeshan Munir

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vSphere SSL certificates

In vSphere 6.0, you can implement and replace the SSL certificates in a much easier way compared to older versions. VMware has modified the vSphere SSL architecture to simplify the overall SSL certificate management process. Different vSphere components use SSL certificates to authenticate with each other and use an Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) token for authentication. SAML is described as an XML standard that allows secured web domains to the exchange user information, for example, user authentication and authorization data. A reverse HTTP proxy is used to provide certificate information to different vSphere services. vSphere 6.0 has introduced the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) to deploy SSL certificates ...

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