Using your own DigiCert Private PKI Certificates in your Venafi Cloud DevOps environment

DigiCert has integrated with Venafi Cloud to improve how DevOps testing environments incorporate digital certificates into their workflows. DigiCert is offering Venafi Cloud for DevOps customers limited-use Private PKI certificates, making it easier for them to:

  • Protect their DevOps environments
  • Ensure that security can be part of their development cycle right from the start
  • Enforce their security policies

Are you planning to make Venafi Cloud for DevOps a more permanent part of your DevOps environment? You may want to turn your instance into a dedicated trust environment by using your own Private PKI certificates for added security. Venafi has made it easy for their customers to issue their own DigiCert Private PKI certificates within their Cloud environments through our CertCentral® platform.

For more information about DigiCert integration with Venafi Cloud for DevOps, see Automating PKI for Secure DevOps. To learn more about obtaining a Venafi Cloud for DevOps account, see Venafi Cloud for DevOps. To learn more about obtaining your own Private PKI Solution for your Venafi Cloud instance, please contact DigiCert at venafi-contact@digicert.com.

Create Your DigiCert CertCentral Account

Issue Your Own Private PKI Certificates in Your Venafi Cloud for DevOps Environment

To begin issuing your own Private PKI certificates in your Venafi Cloud for DevOps environment you need three things:

  • Your own private root with intermediate certificates

    With your personalized Private PKI solution from DigiCert, we will create your own private root and secure it, while allowing you oversight of your intermediate certificate, its properties, what types of certificates it can issue, and the names on those certificates.

    If you don't already have your own Private PKI solution from DigiCert and want to learn more about getting your own Private PKI solution, please contact DigiCert at venafi-contact@digicert.com for further information.

  • A DigiCert CertCentral® account

    So you can begin using your Private PKI Solution, DigiCert will provide you with a DigiCert CertCentral account that can be connected to your Venafi Cloud for DevOps account via a CertCentral API key that you create.

    To obtain your DigiCert CertCentral account so that begin using your Private PKI Solution in your Venafi Cloud for DevOps environment, please fill out the form below or please contact DigiCert at venafi-contact@digicert.com.

  • "Connect to an External Certificate Authority" feature enabled

    Before you can begin using your personalized private PKI solution in your Venafi Cloud for DevOps instance, you need to have the "Connect to an External Certificate Authority" feature turned on for your Venafi account. To have this feature enabled, please work with your DigiCert Sales representative or contact us at venafi-contact@digicert.com.

Linking Your Private PKI Solution to Your Venafi Cloud for DevOps Account

Follow the steps below to link your Venafi account to your DigiCert CertCentral® account so you can begin issuing your own SSL/TLS Private PKI Certificates.

Create an API Key in Your DigiCert CertCentral Account

Add Your CertCentral API Key to Your Venafi Cloud Account

Create an API Key in Your DigiCert CertCentral Account

Inside your CertCentral account, you need to create an API key that will be used to link your Venafi Cloud account to your CertCentral account.

Add the CertCentral API Key to Your Venafi Cloud Account

Use these instructions to set up DigiCert as a certificate provider, to enter the API key from your CertCentral account, and to establish which certificates can be ordered from/issued to your Venafi Cloud DevOps account. You can set up multiple Certificate Providers in your Venafi Cloud DevOps account in order to provision multiple DigiCert product types.

Repeat this instruction as needed for each type of digital certificate (SSL Plus, Multi-Domain SSL, etc.) that can be issued from your Venafi Cloud for DevOps account.

Create Your DigiCert CertCentral® Account

Are you ready to link your Venafi account to your DigiCert CertCentral® account so that you can begin issuing your own SSL/TLS Private PKI Certificates?
Please fill out the form below to create your CertCentral account.

Create a CertCentral Account