Signing server certificates

The Certificate Authority (CA) creates a digital signature over the server certificate request using the CA's private key. This action creates a server certificate. Essentially, the act of signing the certificate request turns the request into a certificate. The server certificate is then considered valid.

The method used to sign a server certificate depends on whether the certificate was issued by a Domino® or third-party CA.

For more information on how a Domino® server-based certification authority signs certificates, see the related topic on using the Certificate Requests database.

Signing methods for third-party CAs vary. If you want to use a third-party CA, check with that CA for information about how they sign certificates.