SSL installation in Citrix netscaler

Dec 24, 2016

 

 

Installing your SSL Certificate:

  1. Log in to the Netscaler console..
  2. On the Configuration tab, in the tree menu, expand Traffic Management and then click SSL
  3. Click on the Manage Certificate / Keys / CSRs link.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Select the your SSL certificate (i.e. ssl_certificate.pem, as described in Step 1) you downloaded to the Citrix appliance.
  6. Click Close.

 Creating a certificate key pair:

  1. Expand the SSL node.
  2. Select the Certificates node.
  3. On the Certificates page, click Add.
  4. In the Install Certificate dialogue box, enter the following details:
    • Specify a Certificate-Key Pair Name of your choice (e.g. SSLCert).
    • Browse to your SSL certificate saved locally on the Citrix appliance and select the SSL certificate file (e.g./nsconfigl/ssl/ssl_certificate.pem).
    • Browse to the private key you used for CSR creation (e.g. /nsconfig/ssl/private.key). Enter the password associated with private key.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Click Close.

 Install the Intermediate CA Certificate:

  1. On the NetScaler > Traffic Management > SSL page, under Tools, click Manage Certificates / Keys / CSRs.

  2. In the Manage Certificates / Keys / CSRs window, click Upload to locate, select, and upload the intermediateCACertificate.pem file.
  3. In the Install Certificate dialogue box, enter the following details:
    • Specify a Certificate-Key Pair Name of your choice (e.g. IntermediateCACertificate, as described in Step 1)
    • Browse to the Intermediate CA certificate saved locally on the Citrix appliance and select the Intermediate CA certificate file (e.g./nsconfig/ssl/IntermediateCA.pem).
  4. Click Install.
  5. On the SSL Certificates page, select the certificate key pair name (as shown in Step 3: Creating a Certificate Key Pair) to which you want to link the intermediate ca certificate.
  6. Click Link.
  7. From the CA Certificate Name list, select the required intermediate ca certificate IntermediateCACertificate.
  8. Click OK.
  9. To verify if the SSL certificate & Intermediate CA certificate is link successfully, you can check by selecting Cert Links… at the bottom of the Netscaler console.
  10. Click OK to link the certificates. You should see a dialog box confirming that the certificates were linked successfully.

  1. Click OK.
  2. Click Close.
  3. The server certificate is ready to be bound to an SSL Virtual Server within the NetScaler. From the NetScaler console, select NetScaler > Access Gateway > Virtual Servers.
  4. From the Certificates tab, select the server certificate from the list of Availablecertificates. Click Add to add the certificate to the Configured list.
  5. Click OK and save the configuration.Your SSL certificate is now installed and configured for its website.

If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, we recommend  you contact either the vendor of your software or the organization that supports Citrix Netscaler.

 

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