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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Transport-Layer Security » Creating digital certificates

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Certificate chains

If you require multiple identity files, you can improve security and extensibility by using certificate chains instead of self-signed certificates. Certificate chains require a Certificate Authority or an enterprise root certificate to sign identities.

See Self-signed root certificates.

Benefits of using certificate chains

Certificate chains provide the following advantages:

The following diagram provides the basic enterprise root certificate architecture.

Enterprise root certificate

To create certificates used in a multi-server environment:

You can also use a third-party Certificate Authority to sign your server certificates. Commercial Certificate Authorities have dedicated facilities to store private keys and create high-quality server certificates.

See also

Enterprise root certificates
Signed identity files