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Integration with trusted third-party certificate authorities

Key Manager Plus facilitates end-to-end life cycle management of certificates issued by public certificate authorities. This functionality powered through seamless API integration with third-party certificate authorities allows administrators request, acquire, consolidate, deploy, renew, and track the life cycles of certificates in a centralized fashion directly from Key Manager Plus' web interface. Key Manager Plus currently supports complete life cycle management of certificates issued by the following certificate authorities: Let's Encrypt, GoDaddy, Thwate, Symantec, RapiSSL, Geotrust, Comodo.

Click on the respective links below for a detailed, step-by-step explanation of the end-to-end certificate life cycle management process involving public certificate authorities.

Note: While Key Manager Plus leverages the open APIs of Let's Encrypt and GoDaddy to establish a connection, the tie-in with rest of the certificate authorities is powered through an integration with The SSL StoreTM , a platinum partner of the above mentioned certificate authorities.

The flow diagram below gives a quick overview of how the integration works and the steps need to be performed to acquire and manage certificates issued by public certificate authorities using Key Manager Plus.

  1. Request
  2. Raise requests for certificates from public certificate authorities using the built-in CSR generation tool.

  3. Forward
  4. Forward the request to the certificate authority for domain verification.

  5. Validate
  6. Complete the domain control validation procedure. Acquire and import the issued certificates to Key Manager Plus' certificate repository.

  7. Deploy
  8. Deploy the certificates to their corresponding end-servers.