SSL offload and acceleration

Additional ADC configuration

  1. Generate a key on the HSM.

    Use third party tools to create keys on the HSM.

  2. Add an HSM key on the ADC.

    Important! The # character is not supported in a key name. If the key name include this character, the load key operation fails.

    To add a Safenet HSM key by using the CLI:

    At the command prompt, type:

    add ssl hsmkey <KeyName> -hsmType SAFENET -serialNum <serial #> -password
    

    where:

    -keyName is the key created on the HSM by using third party tools.

    -serialNum is the serial number of the partition on the HSM on which the keys are generated.

    Note: For HSM in a high availability setup, use the serial number of the high availability group.

    -password is the password of the partition on which the keys are present.

    To add a Safenet HSM key by using the GUI:

    Navigate to Traffic Management > SSL > HSM and add an HSM key. You must specify the HSM Type as SAFENET.

  3. Add a certificate-key pair on the ADC. You must first use a third party tool to generate a certificate associated with the key. Then, copy the certificate to the /nsconfig/ssl/ directory on the ADC.

    Note: The key must be an HSM key.

    To add a certkey pair on the ADC by using the CLI:

    At the command prompt, type:

    add ssl certkey <CertkeyName> -cert <cert name> -hsmkey <KeyName>
    

    To add a certkey pair on the ADC by using the GUI:

    1. Navigate to Traffic Management > SSL.
    2. In Getting Started, select Install Certificate (HSM) and create a certificate-key pair using an HSM key.
  4. Create a virtual server and bind the certificate-key pair to this virtual server.

For information about creating a virtual server, click SSL virtual server configuration.

For information about adding a certificate-key pair, click Add or update a certificate-key pair.

For information about binding a certificate-key pair to an SSL virtual server, click Bind the certificate-key pair to the SSL virtual server.

Additional ADC configuration