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 Kemp 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 email to pick up the x509 version of your certificate.
- Copy the SSL certificate and make sure to copy the —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—– header and footer Ensure there are no white spaces, extra line breaks or additional characters.
- Use a plain text editor such as Notepad, paste the content of the certificate and save it with extension .pem
- If your intermediate CA certificate for your product is not in the body of the email you can access your Intermediate CA also in a link within that email. Copy and paste the contents of your Intermediate CA into its own Notepad file and save it with a .pem extension also.
Note: Some CAs may require two intermediates for best compatibility. These two are to be copied within their own corresponding .pem files and installed one at a time in a repeated process for intermediate installation.
Step 2: Installing Intermediate Certificates:
- In the main menu navigate to Certificates > Intermediate Certs.
- Click the Add New button.
- Click Choose File.
- Browse to the location and path of your Intermediate .pem
- Specify a name of your choice for your intermediate certificate under the Certificate Name field
- Click Add Certificate.
- Click OK.
Step 3: Installing your SSL Certificate:
- In the main menu of the LoadMaster WUI go to Certificates > SSL Certificates.
- Click Import Certificate.
- Click Choose File.
- Browse to the file name and path of your SSL Certificate .pem file
- Click Submit.
Step 3: Assigning your SSL certificate to its Virtual Service:
- To assign the certificate to a Virtual Service, select the Virtual Service IP address in the Available VSs box in the Assignment section.
- Click the right arrow.
- Click Save Changes.
- Your SSL certificate should now be installed and assigned to its IP Virtual Service.
If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, Acmetek recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or the organization that supports it.
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