Product Documentation

Working with SSL Files

May 15, 2015

Before installing an SSL certificate, you must upload the SSL files to NetScaler Insight Center. Installing an SSL certificate terminates all current client sessions with the NetScaler Insight Center, so you have to log in again for any additional configuration tasks.

Uploading SSL files to the NetScaler Insight Center

For any SSL transaction, the server needs a valid certificate and the corresponding private and public key pair. The certificate file must be present on the NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance when you install the SSL certificate on NetScaler Insight Center. You can also download the SSL Certificate and key files to a local computer as a backup.

To upload SSL certificate files to NetScaler Insight Center

  1. On the Configuration tab, expand NetScaler Insight Center, and then click SSL Certificate files.
  2. In the SSL Certificates pane, from the Action drop-down list, select Upload.
  3. In the Upload SSL Certificate dialog box, click Browse and select the certificate file that you want to upload.

To create a backup for an SSL certificate file

On the SSL Certificates pane, select the file that you want to download, and then from the Action drop-down list, select Download and browse to the location where you want to save the file.

Installing an SSL Certificate

After installing the certificate and key files, you can install the SSL certificate.

To install an SSL certificate on NetScaler Insight Center

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, click System.
  2. In the System pane, in Setup NetScaler Insight Center, click Install SSL Certificate.
  3. In the Install SSL Certificate dialog box, set the following parameters:
    • Certificate File—File name of a valid certificate. The certificate file must be present on the NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance.
    • Key File— File name of the private key used to create the certificate. The key file must be present on the NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance.
    • Password — Pass phrase that was used to encrypt the private key. This option can be used to load encrypted private keys. Maximum length: 32 characters.
      Note: Password protected private keys are supported only for the PEM format.
  4. Click OK, and then click Close.

Viewing SSL Certificate Details

The NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance uses an SSL certificate for secure client connections. After installing the certificate, you can view details such as certificate's validity status, issuer, subject, days to expiration, valid from and to dates, version, and serial number.

To view the SSL certificate on NetScaler Insight Center

  1. In the navigation pane, click System.
  2. In the System pane, under Setup NetScaler InsightSetup NetScaler Insight, click View SSL Certificate. The certificate details appear.