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Installation Instructions for Cisco ACS 3.2

Description

 

This document provides instructions for installing SSL Certificates. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, RapidSSL recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or an organization that supports ACS.

Step 1: Download the RapidSSL Intermediate CA Certificate

    1.    Download the RapidSSL intermediate CA certificate.
    2.    Copy the Intermediate CA certificate and paste it on a Notepad document.

           Note:  Make sure there are 5 dashes to either side of the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE and that no white spaces, extra             line breaks or additional characters have been inadvertently added.

    3.    Save the file as intermediate_ca.cer


Step 2: Install Intermediate CA Certificate

    1.    In the navigation bar, click System Configuration.
    2.    Click ACS Certificate Setup.
    3.    Click ACS Certification Authority Setup.
    4.    CiscoSecure ACS displays the CA Operations table on the Certification Authorities Setup page.
    5.    In the CA certificate file box, type the full path and filename for the certificate you want to use.
    6.    Locate and import the intermediate_ca.cer.
    7.    Click Submit.


Step 3: Obtain the SSL Certificate

    1.    The RapidSSL certificate will be sent by email. 
    2.    Copy the certificate imbedded in the body of the email and paste it into a text file
           using Vi or Notepad.

           The text file should look like:

           -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----

                     [encoded data]

           -----END CERTIFICATE-----

    3.    Make sure there are 5 dashes to either side of the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE
           and that no white spaces, extra line breaks or additional characters have been inadvertently added.

           NOTE: You can also download the certificate from the RapidSSL User Portal.
           Please select X.509 as a certificate format and copy only the End Entity Certificate

    4.    Save the file with extension .cer


Step 4: Install the SSL Certificate

    1.    In the navigation bar, click System Configuration.
    2.    Click ACS Certificate Setup.
    3.    Click Install ACS Certificate.
    4.    CiscoSecure ACS displays the Install ACS Certificate page.
    5.    Select the Read certificate from file option.
    6.    Type the full directory path and filename of the certificate file in the Certificate file box.
    7.    In the Private Key file box, type the full directory path and name of the file 
           that contains the private key.
    8.    In the Private Key password box, type the private key password.
    9.    Click Submit.
  10.    To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use the Installation Checker


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