appliance supports the PEM and DER formats for SSL certificates. Other
applications, such as client browsers and some external secure servers, require
various public key cryptography standard (PKCS) formats. The NetScaler can
convert the PKCS#12 format (the personal information exchange syntax standard)
to PEM or DER format for importing a certificate to the appliance, and can
convert PEM or DER to PKCS#12 for exporting a certificate. For additional
security, conversion of a file for import can include encryption of the private
key with the DES or DES3 algorithm.
Note: If you use the
configuration utility to import a PKCS#12 certificate, and the password
contains a dollar sign ($), backquote (`), or escape (\) character, the import
may fail. If it does, the
Invalid password message appears. If you must use a special character
in the password, be sure to prefix it with an escape character (\) unless all
imports are performed by using the NetScaler command line.