Generate a server test certificate

You can create a test certificate for server authentication on the Citrix ADC appliance by using a GUI wizard. A server certificate is used to authenticate and identify a server in an SSL handshake. Typically, a trusted certificate authority (CA) issues a server certificate, which the server sends to a client who uses it to authenticate the server.

Caution: Citrix recommends that you use certificates obtained from authorized CAs, such as Verisign, for all your SSL transactions. Use certificates generated on the Citrix ADC appliance for testing purposes only, not in any live deployment.

For issuing a server test certificate, the appliance operates as a CA. This certificate can be bound to an SSL virtual server for authentication in an SSL handshake with a client. This certificate is for testing purposes only. Do not use it in a production environment.

You can install the server test certificate on any virtual server that uses the SSL or the SSL_TCP protocol.

Generate a server test certificate by using the GUI

Navigate to Traffic Management > SSL and, in the SSL Certificates group, select Create and Install a Server Test Certificate.

Create and install a server test certificate