What Is Certificate Assistant on Mac

Q

What is Certificate Assistant on Mac computer? Can I use it to generate a certificates?

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A

Certificate Assistant is built-in tool in Keychain Access on Mac computers provides an easy way to create and manage certificates.

Main functionalities of Certificate Assistant include:

  • Create a certificate - Generating a self-signed certificate for yourself.
  • Create a certificate authority - Generating root CA certificate that enables you to issue certificates to others.
  • Create a certificate for someone else as a certificate authority
  • Request a certificate from a certificate authority
  • Set the default certificate authority
  • Evaluate a certificate

Here is how to use Certificate Assistant on your Mac computer.

1. Open "Launchpad > Other". You see "Keychain Access" app icon.

2. Click "Keychain Access" icon to launch it. You see "Keychain Access" window.

3. Click "Keychain Access > Certificate Assistant > Open" in the menu. You see "Certificate Assistant" instruction window.

4. Click "Continue" on instruction window. You see the "Options" window.

Certificate Assistant - Certificate Generator on Mac
Certificate Assistant - Certificate Generator on Mac

Certificate Assistant - Create Self-Signed Certificate

Using Certificate Assistant on Mac

Using Certificate Assistant on Mac

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