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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CSR Generation – Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate management 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. Unlike SSL certificates, code signing certificates perform the function of signing. Code signing certificates creates a tamper proof digital shrink wrap of your application software files and denotes to those who download or install the application who created/published it. Although Some Certificate Authorities my separate their Code Signing Products and have different ways to Enroll and Install. The Digicert Certificate Utility is cross platform meaning your can signing the following files with the same certificate. .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, .xap, windows kernel-mode. Java. […]

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WAMP Server (Wampserver) – CSR Instructions.

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. WAMP server (Wampserver) is built off Apache which is a very customizable environment, your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the with Wampserver and can be found in the following folder typically on your windows system. C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.11\bin\openssl.exe 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 environment and you will need to do the needful and […]

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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- CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Mitel’s Micollab server system is an apache based system and uses x509 format certificates. When generating a CSR on a Mitel MiCollab Server the private key will be secretly stored in a hidden directory the server system utilizes. To generate a CSR on Mitel Micollab Server perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR public/private keypair: Log into the Micollab Server Manager. Under Security, click Web Server. Click the Web Server Certificate Tab. Scroll down to Using other third-party certificate authority. Select Generate a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR). […]

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Citrix Netscaler VPX (10) Loadbalancer- CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Citrix Netscaler, a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Like all key pairs the private key once created will remain on the system where the CSR is made. The CSR public key is what you will submit to a Certificate Authority (CA) to get the public key signed. To generate a CSR on Citrix Netscaler 10 & 10.5 perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key: Log on to the NetScaler appliance. Under the Configuration tab select SSL in the navigation pane. Under SSL Keys click Create RSA key. Under Key Filename* specify […]

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SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) – CSR Instructions

SonicWALL Network 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 generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Like all key pairs the private key once created will remain on the system where the CSR is made. The CSR public key is what you will submit to a Certificate Authority (CA) to get the public key signed. To generate a CSR on SonicWALL NSA perform the following. Step 1: Creating your CSR request: Log into your […]

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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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CSR Generation Instructions (All Systems)

A Certificate Signing Request or CSR is a specially formatted underdeveloped public key  that is used for enrollment of an SSL Certificate. The information on this CSR is important for a Certificate Authority (CA). It is needed to validate the information required to issue a SSL Certificate. Creation of a CSR also means you are creating your private key. The private key will always be left on the system or application where the CSR is generated. The Private key will be required later for installation. If you do not see your server listed Perform a search or you may have to contact your server vender or hosting provider for best practices on how to generate a CSR on your system. […]

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Server 2003 IIS 6 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2003 – IIS 6 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. Note: All certificates issued by a Certificate Authority must be SHA2/SHA256 algorithm due to industry standards by governing entities. IIS 6 Server 2003, has been known to not understand this Algorithm.  Installing a SHA2 certificate on your outdated system may not work. You may have to contact Microsoft […]

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