SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates

The Configure-SSL Certificates tab contains four sub-pages. They are organised below.

What can edgeNEXUS do with SSL?

jetNEXUS ALB-X has the ability to offload the SSL encryption and decryption work load from your backend servers and also becomes the termination point for your SSL certificates. jetNEXUS ALB-X also has the ability to re-encrypt traffic to the back-end content servers for more secure environments.

Create Certificate

To create a local certificate:

  • Fill in all the details like the example below.
  • On the right hand side you will see a button to click called:creatlocalcert
  • Once you have clicked this you can apply the certificate to a channel here.

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To create a Certificate Request:

  • Fill in all the details like the example below except for the Period
  • On the right hand side you will see a button to click called:createcertrequest (32)
  • Once you have clicked this, a certificate will pop-up. Please ensure your browser allows pop-ups.
  • Copy this information from —-Begin Certificate Request—– to —–End Certificate Request—– and paste into a text file.
  • This information can now be pasted into the CSR required by your Certificate Authority.
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    Manage Certificates

    Renew a certificate:

    This will allow you to obtain a new CSR.

    • Select a certificate from the drop-down list.
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    • Click renewcert on the right hand-side.
    • This will provide a new certificate request as above

    Show the details of a certificate:

    This will enable you to view the details of the certificate selected:

    • Select a certificate from the drop-down list.
    • Click showcert on the right-hand side.
    • A pop-up will provide the details of the certificate like the example below.

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    Delete a certificate:

    This will allow you to delete the selected certificate from the ALB-X.

    • Select a certificate from the drop-down list.
    • Click deletecert (1) on the right hand side.
    • The certificate is no longer installed on the jetNEXUS ALB-X.

    Install a certificate:

    This will allow you to install a certificate from a CSR:

    • Select a certificate from the drop-down list that has (pending) tagged on the end
    • Paste your signed certificate that you received back from the Certificate Authority at the top

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    • You may also paste in the Intermediates below this taking care to follow the correct order:
      • 1.(TOP)———————————-Your Signed Certificate
      • 2.(2nd From Top)———————Intermediate 1
      • 3.(3rd from Top)———————–Intermediate 2
      • 4.(Bottom)——————————-Intermediate 3
      • 5.Root Certificate Authority———No need to add this as they exist on the client machines. (ALB-X also contains a root bundle for re-encryption where it acts as a client to a real server)
    • Click installcert on the right hand side.
    • Once you have installed you should see (Trusted) next to your certificate
    • If you have made a mistake or entered the wrong intermediate order then simply select the Certificate(Trusted) and add the certificates (including the signed certificate) again in the correct order and click Install

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    Import Certificate

    This section allows you to import a signed certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority (CA). The signed certificate must be in PKCS#12 format. This container format can contain multiple embedded objects, such as multiple certificates and is usually protected with a password.

    importcert

    To import your certificate:

    • Give your certificate a name.
    • Type the password you used to create the PKC#12 container.
    • Browse for the certifixcate.pfx
    • Click Upload.
    • Your certificate will now be in the SSL drop down box for your channel.

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    Export Certificate

    This section allows you to export any certificates that are installed on the jetNEXUS ALB-X. The certificate will be exported in PKCS#12 container format which will include the private key and intermediate certificates.

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    • Give your certificate a name.
    • Type a password to protect your WebCert.pfx file.
    • Click Export on the right hand side.
    • Save the file so that it may be import on your web server or another jetNEXUS ALB-X.

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