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Generate Certificate

Description

Use this operation to create a self-signed certificate or as a starting point for getting a production-ready CA-signed certificate. The server will generate a certificate for you and store it in its keystore.

Request parameters

ParameterDescription
alias

(Required)

A unique name that easily identifies the certificate.

Example

alias=myCert
keyalg

The algorithm used to generate the key pairs. The default is RSA.

Example

keyalg=RSA
keysize

Specifies the size in bits to use when generating the cryptographic keys used to create the certificate. The larger the key size, the harder it is to break the encryption; however, the time to decrypt encrypted data increases with key size. For DSA, the key size can be between 512 and 1,024. For RSA, the recommended key size is 2,048 or greater.

Example

keysize=1024
sigalg

Use the default (SHA1withRSA). If your organization has specific security restrictions, then one of the following algorithms can be used for DSA: SHA256withRSA, SHA384withRSA, SHA512withRSA, SHA1withDSA.

Example

sigalg=SHA1withRSA
commonName

Use the domain name of your server name as the common name.

If your server will be accessed on the Internet through the URL https://www.gisserver.com:6443/arcgis/, use www.gisserver.com as the common name.

If your server will only be accessible on your local area network (LAN) through the URL https://gisserver.domain.com:6443/arcgis, use gisserver as the common name.

Example

commonName=SERVER.DOMAIN.COM
organizationalUnit

The name of your organizational unit.

Example

GIS Department
organization

(Required)

The name of your organization.

Example

organization=Esri
city

The name of the city or locality.

Example

city=Redlands
state

The full name of your state or province.

Example

state=California
country

The abbreviated code for your country.

Example

country=US
validity

The total time in days during which this certificate will be valid. The default is 90.

Example

validity=365
san

The subject alternative name (SAN) is an optional parameter that defines alternatives to the common name (CN) specified in the SSL certificate. There cannot be any spaces in the SAN parameter value.

If no SAN is defined, a website can only be accessed (without SSL certificate errors) by using the common name in the URL. If a SAN is defined and a DNS name is present, the website can only be accessed by what is listed in the SAN. Multiple DNS names can be specified if desired. For example, the URLs https://www.esri.com, https://esri, and https://10.60.1.16 can be used to access the same site if the SSL certificate is created using the following SAN parameter value:

Example

san=DNS:www.esri.com,DNS:esri,IP:10.60.1.16
f

The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Example usage

Below is a sample POST request for generate:

POST /webadaptor/admin/machines/MACHINE.DOMAIN.COM/sslcertificates/generate HTTP/1.1
Host: machine.domain.com
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []

alias=myCert&keyalg=RSA&keysize=1024&sigalg=SHA1withRSA&commonName=SERVER.DOMAIN.COM&organizationalUnit=GIS Department&organization=ESRI&city=Redlands&state=California&country=US&validity=120&san=DNS:www.esri.com,DNS:esri,IP:10.60.1.16

JSON Response example

{"status": "success"}