Lion Server: Create a self-signed certificate

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Creating a self-signed certificate for Lion Server software

If your server doesn’t have an SSL certificate or if you need another one, start by creating a self-signed certificate.

  1. Select the server under Hardware in the Server app sidebar.
  2. Click Settings, and then click the Edit button to the right of SSL Certificate.
  3. Choose Manage Certificates from the Action pop-up menu.
  4. Click the Add button (+) and choose Create a Certificate Identity from the pop-up menu.
  5. In the Name field of the Certificate Assistant, enter your server's fully qualified host name (for example, and click Continue. Leave the other settings unchanged. Identity Type should be Self Signed Root, Certificate Type should be SSL Server, and “Let me override defaults” should be deselected.

You can choose the new self-signed certificate for the server. For information, see Using an SSL certificate.

You can also use the new self-signed certificate to request a signed certificate from a certificate authority. For instructions, see Obtain a signed certificate.

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015