Converting the SSL certificates to PKCS#12 format

System Administrator Guide for Virtual Storage Platform E Series

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Uploaded SSL certificates need to be in PKCS#12 format.

If you are uploading a created private key and the SSL certificate to the management client, you need to convert the SSL certificate to PKCS#12 format. If you are not uploading the SSL certificate, conversion is not required.

  • You must store a private key and SSL certificate in the same folder.
  • In the following procedure:
    • The private key file name is “client.key”.
    • The SSL certificate file name is “client.crt”.
    • The SSL certificate in PKCS#12 format is output to c:\key.
    • If you update SSL certificates in a batch, conversion is not required.
  1. Open a command prompt with administrator permissions.
  2. Enter the following command:

    When OpenSSL is installed:

    C:\key>c:\openssl\bin\openssl pkcs12 -export -in client.crt -inkey client.key -out client.p12

    When using OpenSSL on the SVP:

    C:\key>c:\Mapp\OSS\apache\bin\openssl pkcs12 -export -in client.crt -inkey client.key -out client.p12

    Note: C:\Mapp indicates the installation directory for the storage management software and SVP software. Specify C:\Mapp for the installation directory if another directory is specified for the installation directory.
  3. Enter a password, which is used when uploading the SSL certificate in PKCS#12 format. You can use up to 128 alphanumeric characters and the following symbols: ! # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~
  4. The client.p12 file is created in the C:\key folder. This client.p12 file is the SSL certificate in PKCS#12 format.
  5. Close the command prompt.