How To: Configure Thawte CA Template to use SHA256 root

Applies to:

14.2.4 and newer versions

14.3.1 and newer versions



When enrolling a SHA256 certificate with Thwate there we can either choose to chain up to a SHA1 or SHA256 Root. This article describes how to configure this.

More Info:

When manually enrolling a certificate the setting in Thawte portal looks this:


In Venafi Trust Protection Platform this setting is controlled on the Thawte Certificate Authority Templates. The setting is called “Signature Algorithm”:


Options are:

SHA256 = Chains to SHA1

SHA256FullChain = Chains to SHA256


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