How to generate your trial SSL Certificate using DigiCert PKI platform

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Every organization wants the business processes to be automated which will aid productivity, the reason why DigiCert PKI Platform was developed to assist organizations. DigiCert PKI Platform is a cloud-based service that enables organizations to quickly issue, renew, and revoke certificates used to power strong authentication, encryption, and digital signing applications.

You can read more related guides like: Enable LDAP over SSL with a Third-party Certification Authority such as DigiCert, Generate a self-signed SSL certificate: How to enable LDAP over SSL with a self-signed certificate, How to Import your SSL Certificate to Your Windows Server using DigiCert Utility and How to use the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows to create a CSR

Feel free to request a free trial to test the SSL Certificate for your private IP from DigiCert. When you do a link will be sent to your email to launch the PKI Platform and a Certificate pick-up code will be generated.

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Registering for DigiCert PKI Platform

Setting Up Your Digital Certificate for PKI-Manager Access

You will need to install a digital certificate that you will use to authenticate yourself to PKI-Manager, where you can configure your Test Drive account, manage your users, and issue and approve certificates.

Follow the below steps in getting your DigiCert Authentication Client Browser Extension that will be needed to enroll for a certificate that will be needed to launch your PKI Manager Platform. This PKI Manager is what you will use to generate your SSL certificate.

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Client Browser Extension Installation

Installing the DigiCert Authentication Client Extension on any of your browsers

SSL Certificate process
Client Browser Extension Installation

Enter your enrollment code

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Entering your Enrollment Code

Installing the digital certificate and creation of a new PIN that you will use to access the PKI Manager.

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Installing Digital Certificate

Enter a new PIN

Creating a New PIN

Digital certificate successfully installed

Digital certificate installed for the DigiCert PKI Manager

Login with your PIN

Login with PIN

To create your SSL Certificate, click on Task and select Manage certificate profiles

Managing your Certificate Profiles

Click Add certificate profiles and select type of profile. In our case its Test mode. Follow each process to create a profile.

Under the customization section, you will need to generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR), follow this guide on How to use the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows to create a CSR

Creating Your Certificate Profile

Kindly wait for your SSL Certificate to be approved and sent to you.

SSL Certificate Request Completed

I hope you found this blog post on How to Generate your Trial SSL Certificate for private IP using DigiCert PKI Platform very interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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