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Install SSL certificates on a NetScaler instance

May 24, 2018

Before installing SSL certificates on NetScaler 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 NetScaler Instance

You can also import a certificate from a chosen NetScaler instance and apply it to other targeted NetScaler instances from the NetScaler MAS 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:

     a. 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.

      b. 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 NetScaler instances on which you want to install your certificates.

5.  Click OK.

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To install an SSL certificate from NetScaler MAS

  1. In NetScaler MAS, 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, 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 NetScaler MAS 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 NetScaler 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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