We have created a step-by-step video guide to help you renew your Federation Certificate in the Secura VPC vCloud Director interface. If you’d rather follow a text guide, then we have repeated the steps and the explanation below.
Alternatively, you can contact the Secura service desk with your queries using the details below:
T. 0207 183 2540
vCloud Director by design creates a Federation Certificate for every Organisation vDC that is created.
The certificate is valid for one year, after which it expires unless it is renewed or regenerated (as VMware terms it).
Prior to this expiry, you will receive a notification email to your admin email with the date that the certificate is due to expire.
Below is an example email sent from the Secura VPC:
Above: You will receive a reminder email from the Secura VPC with details of the Federation Certificate expiry
Now you know you need to renew your certificate, you can login into your Secura VPC vCloud Director interface.
Above: Click the Administration Link at the top of the page
Above: Click the Federation link in the left hand menu
Above: The SAML Identity Provider checkbox
Above: Click ‘Regenerate’ to renew the Federation Certificate
Above: Click OK to regenerate Your Federation Certificate
Above: Your new Federation Certificate will expire in one year from today’s date
The renewal process is now complete for another year.
If you want to read a little more on this subject, please visit the VMware website for more details: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2078249.
If you have any questions about this video guide, please feel free to comment below and we will come back to you.
Alternatively, if you already a Secura customer, you can contact the service desk with your queries using the details below:
T. 0207 183 2540
If you have any feedback on the video, we’d love to hear it along with any suggestions for future topics.
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