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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Security » Transport-layer security » Creating digital certificates

 

Globally-signed certificates

A commercial Certificate Authority is an organization that is in the business of creating high-quality certificates and using these certificates to sign your certificate requests.

Globally-signed certificates have the following advantages:

  • For inter-company communication, common trust in an outside, recognized authority may increase confidence in the security of the system. A Certificate Authority must guarantee the accuracy of the identification information in any certificate that it signs.

  • Certificate Authorities provide controlled environments and advanced methods to generate certificates.

  • The private key for the root certificate must remain private. Your organization may not have a suitable place to store this crucial information, whereas a Certificate Authority can afford to design and maintain dedicated facilities.

 Setting up globally-signed certificates

Using globally signed identity files
Setting up clients to trust the certificate authority's certificate