Changing the Certificate Authority
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Posted: 26 Feb 2004
Question: I reinstalled my Certificate Authority and everything is fine, but now I want to change the "Organizational CA" to "My Company CA". How do I do that?
Answer: We believe the best way to do this is to delete the Organizational CA object, and create a new one. You have to delete and create new certificates, as well. Anyone else have other suggestions? Let us know.
Here is what I have done to delete and re-create the Organizational CA.
- Use iManager or ConsoleOne to delete the object.
- Find the Organizational CA. It will be under the Security container which is under Root.
- Delete the object.
- Recreate the Object in ConsoleOne or iManager. (The new object is type is "NDSPKI:Certificate Authority".)
- Make sure you put in the same server object in the host name that was there before you deleted the object. If you forget to put in a hostname, you will have to remove the object and do it again. The ConsoleOne snapins will not allow you to put the name after the fact.
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