How To Move An SSL Certificate From Windows To Sonicwall NSA

Windows servers use .pfx/.p12 files to contain the public key file (SSL Certificate) and its unique private key file. You need both the public key and private keys for an SSL certificate to work properly on any system. 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.  Dell Sonicwall systems have the capability to import a pfx file generated from windows. To backup, export, and move an SSL certificate from a Windows Server to SonicWALL with its private key perform the following steps. Step 1:  Create an MMC Snap-in for Managing Certificates on the IIS 8 system: Start > run > MMC. Go […]

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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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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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SonicWall VPN – CSR Instructions

SonicWall VPN is a unique server system that uses pem files similar to Apache but stores the public/private key pair in compressed .zip folders. 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 VPN perform the following. Step 1: Creating your CSR request: Navigate to the System > Certificates page. Click Generate […]

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