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Managing digital certificates for server or client authentication

A digital certificate ensures that web communications are transmitted in encrypted form. It also ensures that information is sent privately and unaltered to only the specified server or from the authenticated client. Data ONTAP enables you to generate, install, and manage a self-signed or Certificate Authority (CA) signed digital certificate for server or client authentication.

The following facts apply to digital certificates (sometimes called public key certificates):

You can manage digital certificates in the following ways:

You use the security certificate commands to manage digital certificates. For information about these commands, see the man pages.