Create certificates for Azure cloud

This section describes how to create a self-signed certificate. To create a certificate signed by CA, refer to the OpenSSL documentation.

To create a self-signed certificate:

  1. Install the prerequisite software.

    1. Download and install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x86).
    2. Download and install the latest version of OpenSSL. Use all of the default settings.
  2. Set up the OpenSSL environment.

    Run the following commands:

    1. set OPENSSL_CONF=C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin\openssl.cfg
    2. cd C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin
    3. openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -new -nodes -x509 -days 3650 -keyout myazurekey.pem -out myazurekey.pem

    Enter the required information. When prompted, press Enter to confirm each operation. A file titled myazurekey.pem is created in the C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin folder.

  3. Create the certificate.

    Run the following command:

    openssl x509 -inform PEM -in myazurekey.pem -outform DER -out myazurekey.cer.

    The myazurekey.cer file is created in the C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin folder.

  4. Upload the certificate to the Azure machine.

    Use the Azure Console > Settings > Manage Certificates view to upload the myazurekey.cer file to Azure.

  5. Add the certificate in Controller.

    In Controller, select Tools > Manage Cloud Accounts. Select Microsoft Azure as the provider, and specify the myazurekey.pem file as the certificate. For details, see Manage Cloud Accounts dialog box.

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