Digicert Certificate Utility – SSL Certificate (Guide)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate encryption tool out on the net. A lot of people become scared with key-pair encryption but key-pairs/certificates are actually fundamental easy to figure out. You have a secret private key that rests on a system or application, and that system/application gives to another system/application the public key. From there they scrabble and authentication communication. That’s about it. The struggles with Encryption, and  SSL certificates is associated with the systems/applications that use them. Different applications from different venders tend to want things their own way, in certain formats, extensions, files, etc.. Key features of the  Digicert Certificate Utility that can help with the SSL Management  are.. SSL Certificate: Install certificates […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – CSR Generation & SSL Installation

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate encryption tool out on the net. A lot of people become scared with key-pair encryption but key-pairs/certificates are actually fundamental easy to figure out. You have a secret private key that rests on a system or application, and that system/application gives to another system/application the public key. From there they scrabble and authentication communication. That’s about it. The struggles with Encryption, and SSL certificates is associated with the systems/applications that use them. Different applications from different venders tend to want things their own way, in certain formats, extensions, files, etc.. Key features of the Digicert Certificate Utility that can help with the SSL Management  are.. SSL Certificate: Install certificates […]

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WAMP Server (Wampserver) – SSL Installation

WAMP Server (Wampserver) is built off apache, a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. Note: Locations may vary in different installations of Wampserver. Since Wampserver is built off Apache the instructions below are generalized. Apache is a very customizable […]

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Checkpoint VPN – CSR Generation & SSL Installation Guide.

Checkpoint is a unique VPN gateway appliance. Typically CSR generation and SSL Installation are independent from one another, but Checkpoint desires to have both Root and Intermediate CA installed on the system before CSR generation can occur. So up front you will have to ask or consult your CA vender for these two certificate files before you generate your CSR for the enrollment of a SSL/TLS Certificate. Checkpoint is an apache based system so you will need x509/pem versions of your Root, Intermediate, and SSL Certificate. To prepare your Checkpoint VPN, Generate a CSR, and install your SSL Certificate on Checkpoint perform the steps below: Step 1: Creating your Intermediate/Root CA certificates: Getting your Root and Intermediate CA will vary […]

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Mitel MiCollab MSL Server – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To install your SSL certificate on Mitel MiCollab perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected Other you will receive a x509/.cer/.crt/.pem version of your certificate within the email. Alternately you can access your Certificate User Portal by the supplied link in the […]

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How To Import A Certificate Into Mac OS

Depending on the circumstance you may need to import an SSL or Code Signing Certificate into a Mac system. Typically all Mac OS systems refer to the Mac’s Keychain Access for all things pertaining to digital certificates, unless by a different design on whatever application the you are using. Mac Systems use pfx/p12 files that contain both the public & private key to perform its signing, encryption, etc.. similar to Microsoft.  Therefore, if you need to import a functional SSL or Code Signing certificate into Mac you will need a .pfx/.p12 To import your SSL or Code Signing Certificate into you Mac system perform the following. Importing your  PKCS#12 .pfx/.P12 file on Mac OS X To open Keychain Access, start by clicking on […]

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Keystore .jks Keytool – CSR Generation & SSL Installation Guide.

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) you will first need to create a keystore for your Oracle system. Oracle systems such as Tomcat or Web Logic use keystores for its certificate web server configurations. If you lose your keystore file or your password to access it your SSL Certificate will no longer match and you will need to replace the certificate. Note: Keystores created from an Oracle Keytool or Tomcat type environment can be heavily customized. Below are generalized instructions. The naming conventions of the files and alias names used can be specified to fit your own environment.  You will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. If you do not want to be thrown back into the stone age doing command line of a Keystore using keytool… […]

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SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) – SSL Installation

SonicWALL Newtwork Security Appliance (NSA) is a unique server system that uses pem files similar to Apache. As far as Apache “Type” systems go, this one is impressively easy to work with. To install your SSL Certificate on a Dell SonicWALL NSA system perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server type during enrollment or a lot of times selected something Other than Microsoft you will receive a x509/.cer/.crt/.pem version of your certificate within the email. Alternately you can access your Certificate User Portal by the supplied link in the email to pick up the x509 version of your certificate. Copy the SSL certificate and make sure to copy […]

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Citrix Netscaler VPX (10) Loadbalancer – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To install your SSL certificate on Citrix Netscaler 10 & 10.5 perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected Other you will receive a x509/.cer/.crt/.pem version of your certificate within the email. Alternately you can access your Certificate User Portal by […]

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Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) – SSL Guide

Cisco Wireless Lan Controller (WLC) is a very complex system with unconventional implementation of its keypairs for encryption. CSR creation and certificate installation may vary as your custom environment system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “Openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR and used to perform conversions. This utility comes with the Openssl package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR and Install your SSL/TLS certificate after it has been issued on a Cisco WLC perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type using Open SSL perform the following command at the prompt. Note: […]

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