Policy Server :: SmKeyDatabase : Same Certificate Different Alias

Document ID : KB000049362
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Can we use the same certificate with different alias name in a SmKeyDatabase?

Solution:

As per the documentation (Federation Security Services Guide r12.0 SP3):

Aliases in the Smkeydatabase
Aliases enable you to easily reference any single certificate or certificate and private key pair in the smkeydatabase. Every certificate or certificate/private key pair in the smkeydatabase must have a unique alias.

The Alias should be unique. But also, because SiteMinder refers to the ID of the certificate, you cannot set the same certificate twice in the same SmKeyDatabase.