How to move an SSL Certificate from Apache to Palo Alto Networks

Both Apache and Palo Alto Networks uses x509 pem/crt/cer certificate files for its configurations. You will follow these steps to copy, move and import your files from Apache to Palo Alto Networks system. Apache systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. You will have to apply these examples to your own environment.  We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding/converting your SSL certificate and key file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf  file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files necessary […]

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How to Import a Certificate into Firefox

Depending on the circumstance you may need to import a Certificate into your Firefox browser. Code Signing, Email, and Admin/Digictal ID certificates can be imported into Firefox’s certificate stores to allow users access to websites or enable users to use Mozilla based software where certificates are necessary to perform a function. This article provides step-by-step instructions for installing your certificate in Mozilla Firefox for Windows. Digital ID Files generally have a PFX or P12 extension and contain the public key file (certificate) and the associated private key file. We will assume that you already have a PFX or P12 Digital ID Certificate file and it has been moved to or already resides on your Windows system in question. This file format […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Importing a Code Signing pfx/p12 Certificate)

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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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Downloading/Installing)

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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How To Import A Digital ID, Email, or Code Signing Certificate Into A Windows System?

Digital signatures identify/authenticate you as the document signer and allow document recipients to verify that no one has modified the contents of the document since you signed it. Signing, Encrypting and reading will vary depending on the applications that are involved. A Digital ID certificate is required to create a digital signature. The most secure Digital ID are issued by a trusted Certificate Authority. Some of these Digital ID’s are on tokens and other are files that are imported into trust stores on your system or application. On Windows operating systems the majority of these applications refer to the User trust stores. Note: Majority of the time Firefox is used to generate Digital ID Certificates Firefox, but Firefox does not […]

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How To Import Email (S/MIME) Certificate – Mozilla Thunderbird?

Before following these instructions, please make sure that you have a copy of your Client (S/MIME) Email Certificate in a PFX/P12 (PKCS#12) format. Typically this file will have a .p12 or .pfx extension consisting of both your public and private keys. When exporting your Client/Email Certificate from wherever it resides there may be a option to export the private key. This option will give you your pfx file. Some applications by default will automatically include the private key  thus giving you a pfx file. Note: These instructions are based on a Windows Operating System. Locations of the options presented below may vary in other operating systems. Step 1: Importing your Email Certificate into Thunderbird: Open Thunderbird. Click on the menu […]

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How To Move SSL Certificate From Apache To F5 Big IP

Both Apache and F5 uses x509 pem/crt certificate files for its configurations. You will follow these steps to copy, move and import your files from Apache to F5 system. Apache systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. You will have to apply these examples to your own environment.  We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding/converting your SSL certificate and key file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf  file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files necessary on the Apache system […]

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How To Enable Or Import A Root Certifciate In Windows Systems Using MMC.

Depending on the circumstance you may be getting mixed results of browser certificate trust or for whatever reason are experiencing an issue with Cross Root Certificates or warning of not fully trusting a chaining root. Cross Root Certificate where used back in the day by some Certificate Authorities to help certificate trust to older outdated server systems, but due to liability of allowing certificate trust to these systems that practice is no longer practiced. SSL Certificates are now used to modernize and update industry standards not give loop wholes around staying secure. To bypass a Cross Root Certificate warning it is a matter of making sure a new updated root is installed on the system in question and that all purposes […]

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How To Import a Code Signing Certificate Into Internet Explorer/Visual Studio

Depending on the circumstance you may need to import a Microsoft Code Signing Certificate into an alternate system/systems to perform signing of an office macro or a Visual Studio Application.  Visual Studio refers to the same certificate stores as Internet Explorer (IE). So if you need to move a code signing certificate from one system to another Internet explorer will be used for the import of the certificate. Certificate Authorities (CA’s) usually use either Firefox or Internet Explorer to generate Code Signing certificates during enrollment and pickup of the certificate. To being the process on moving your certificate from one system to another refer to the how to export instructions below. If Firefox was used for code signing certificate creation and […]

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How to move certificate from Windows to Citrix Netscaler.

Windows servers use .pfx/.p12 files to contain the public key file (SSL Certificate) and its unique private key file. The Certificate Authority (CA) provides you with your SSL Certificate (public key file). You use your server to generate the associated private key file where the CSR was created. You need both the public key and private keys for an SSL certificate to work properly on any system. Windows uses the pfx/p12 file to contain these two keys; therefore, if you need to transfer your SSL certificate from one server to another or store it someplace for safe keeping you need to create a .pfx backup. Citrix Netscaler is an Apache type system that uses pem/x509 certificate formates for encryption and […]

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