How do I install an SSL certificate onto iPlanet?

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How do I install an SSL certificate onto iPlanet?

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This guide explains the process for installing an SSL certificate onto iPlanet.  This guide is given in three parts.  On new certificate databases, you must follow the entire document.

Note:
  • You must follow this guide in the correct order or the certificate may not function properly. 
  • A shutdown or restart before this process has been completed may cause errors.

Getting Started

  1. In the Server Manager, select the server where you will install the SSL certificate.
  2. Select the Security tab at the top and then click on Install Certificate on the side menu.

Part I - Installing the Root Certificate

Note: The option for Trust Certificate Authority (CA) is not selected because it is generally used for client authentication of End User certificates to your website.
  1. In the Install Certificate menu from the side, click on the Server Certificate Chain radio button.
  2. Select the Message text (with headers) radio button.  Copy and paste the text of the QuoVadis Root CA 2 into the message text box.  The PEM encoded text for this certificate can be found at http://www.quovadisglobal.com/QVRepository/DownloadRootsAndCRL/QuoVadisRootCA2-PEM.aspx.
  3. Click on OK at the bottom and accept the certificate when prompted.

Part II - Install the Intermediate Certificate

  1. In the Install Certificate menu from the side, click on the Server Certificate Chain radio button.
  2. Select the Message text (with headers) radio button.  Copy and paste the text of the QuoVadis Global SSL ICA G2 certificate into the message text box.  The PEM encoded text for this certificate can be found at http://www.quovadisglobal.com/QVRepository/DownloadRootsAndCRL/QuoVadisGlobalSSLICAG2-PEM.aspx.
  3. Click on OK at the bottom and accept the certificate when prompted.

Part III - Install your SSL certificate

  1. In the Install Certificate menu from the side, Click on the This Server radio button.
  2. Enter in the Key-Pair File password.
  3. Enter in a Certificate Name to identify the certificate.  This name will be used to uniquely identify the certificate in the Manage Certificates list.
  4. Select the Message text (with headers) radio button.  Copy and paste the text of your SSL certificate into the message text box.  In order to do this, ensure that your certificate is in PEM format.  In most scenarios, QuoVadis provides you with your certificate in PEM format by default.
  5. Click on OK at the bottom and accept the certificate when prompted.
  6. Select the Preferences tab at the top and then click on the Encryption On/Off item in the side menu.
  7. Select the On radio button in the Encryption: section and enter in 443 for the Port Number:.
  8. Click on OK at the bottom.  Save and Apply and then restart the server.

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