With a team in Certificate Manager, a user can create and manage as many Certificate Authorities (CAs) as desired from the dashboard.


How to create a new Authority using smallstep


Use this step-by-step guide to create your authority


Step 1: Login and navigate to AUTHORITIES page

  • Once logged into Certificate Manager, navigate to the AUTHORITIES page at the top-left of your screen. Once there, select the + ADD AN AUTHORITY button.


Step 2: Customize authority and click create

  • On the next page, fill in the desired values for your authority’s name and subdomain. Click the CREATE button to continue to your new authority.


Step 3: Bootstrap to the new authority and begin using certificates

  • Information about your new certificate authority, directions on how to begin issuing certificates, and some quick commands that you may wish to run will be displayed. Examples of how to use Certificate Manager certificates with external services like Redis, Nginx, and Kubernetes are also available.

    Bootstrap to the new authority and begin using certificates.