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Install SSL certificates on a Citrix ADC instance

Before installing SSL certificates on Citrix Application Delivery Controller (Citrix ADC) instances, ensure that the certificates are issued by trusted CAs. Also, ensure that the key strength of the certificate keys is 2048 bits or higher and that the keys are signed with secure signature algorithms.

To install an SSL certificate from another Citrix ADC Instance:

You can also import a certificate from a chosen Citrix ADC instance and apply it to other targeted Citrix ADC instances from the Citrix Application Delivery Management (Citrix ADM) GUI.

  1. Navigate to Networks > SSL Dashboard.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the SSL dashboard, click Install.

  3. On the Install SSL Certificate on NetScaler Instances page, specify the following parameters:

    1. Certificate Source Select the option to Import from Instance.

      • Choose the Instance that you want to import the certificate from.

      • Choose the Certificate from the list of all SSL certificate files on the instance.

    2. Certificate Details

      • Certificate Name. Specify a name for the certificate key.

      • Password. Password to encrypt the private key. You can use this option to upload encrypted private keys.

  4. Click Select Instances to select the Citrix ADC instances on which you want to install your certificates.

  5. Click OK.

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To install an SSL certificate from Citrix ADM:

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > SSL Dashboard.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the dashboard, click Install.

  3. On the Install SSL Certificate on NetScaler Instance page, select Upload Certificates File and  specify the following parameters:

    • Certificate File - Upload an SSL certificate file by selecting either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the certificate file must be present on the Citrix ADM virtual instancce).

    • Key File - Upload the key file.

    • Certificate Name – Specify a name for the certificate key.

    • Password - Password to encrypt the private key. You can use this option to upload encrypted private keys.

    • Select Instances - Select the Citrix ADM instances on which you want to install your certificates.

  4. To save the configuration for future use, select the Save Configuration check box.

  5. Click OK.

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Install SSL certificates on a Citrix ADC instance

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