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Solution ID : SO14924

Last Modified : 06/04/2018

Install a SSL Web Server certificate on IPlanet 4.x

Problem

Install SSL Web Server certificate on IPlanet 4.x
Install SSL Web Server certificate in IPlanet 4.0

Solution

To Install a SSL Web Server certificate on IPlanet 4.x, perform the following steps:
 
Step 1: Download your certificate and obtain the Thawte SSL Web Server certificate Intermediate CA certificate

a) Download the Thawte Intermediate CA for SSL Web Server certificate: AR1384
 
Note: Be sure to use Vi or Notepad as word processing programs like Microsoft Wordpad may add additional characters that may render the certificate unusable.
 
b) Copy and paste the SSL Web Server certificate Intermediate CA into a text file and save as intermediate.txt
 
c) Download your certificate as per the instruction on the following solution: SO13187
 
 
Step2. Install the Intermediate CA certificate
 
1. In the Web Server Admin Server, choose the Servers Tab, and choose Manager Server link.
 
2. Select the appropriate server and click on Manage. Choose Security Tab and from the side panel menu on the left frame, select the "Install Certificate" option.
 
3. On the "Install a Server Certificate" frame, do the following:
 
     Select the "Server Certificate Chain" radio button
     Under certificate name type in "Intermediate Certificate"
     Select the "Message text (with headers)" radio button.
     Select (highlight) the certificate you saved as intermediate.txt and copy them onto the clipboard. Cut and paste the Intermediate CA by clicking on the button marked, Intermediate CA, above.
     In the Admin server's "Message text (with headers)" frame, paste the copied information from the clipboard into the space provided. Click OK 
     Click add certificate on the page where the cert profile is shown
    
Note: There should be some processing and a statement saying that the server which utilizes this information must be shutdown and restarted. Again, don't shutdown and restart the server until the steps below are completed.

 
Step3. Install your SSL Web Server certificate
 
1. In the Web Server Admin Server, select the Servers tab.

2. Choose > Manager Server

3. Select the appropriate server and click on Manage.

4. Choose the Security tab.

5. From the side panel menu on the left frame, select the "Install Certificate" option.

6. In the "Install a Server Certificate" frame, do the following:

a. Select the "This Server" radio button.

b. Select the "Message text (with headers)" radio button.

c. Copy your Thawte certificate.  

d. In the Admin server's "Message text (with headers)" frame, paste the copied information from the clipboard  into the space provided.

e. Click: OK

7. On the page where the cert profile is shown click Add certificate

Note: There should be some processing, and a statement saying that the server which utilizes this information must be shutdown and restarted. However, it is not necessary to restart the server until all the steps below have been completed.

 
Step4. Turning on Encryption
 
1. Click the Preferences Tab in the server manager

2. Click Encryption On/Off

3. In Encryption On/Off window, click the ON radio button.

4. Choose your port number (default is port 443)

5. Click OK.

6. Click Save and Apply changes

7. Finally, the server should then be shutdown and restarted.