Is the Demonstration CA a Real CA?


We strongly recommend that you do not use the demonstration CA to set up a commercial CA or other generally available CA service.

If you intend to set up a PKI within your organization, the demonstration CA is suitable software to use to run your real-life CAs. However, Micro Focus does not provide support for this use. As with any production software system, you must take great care to back up vital information and keep it secure.

The demonstration CA is suitable for creating certificate signing requests to be sent to a commercial or official CA.


The demonstration CA is installed with the same password "srvrootpwd" for the CA root private key CAkey.pem and the server private key Srvkey.pem files. We recommend that to ensure any form of real security you regenerate the demonstration CA content and recreate a server certificate.