Uploading the SSL certificate to the SVP or management client

System Administrator Guide for Virtual Storage Platform E Series

Version
93-07-0x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-97HM85028-18

To use SSL-encrypted communication, you must upload the private key and the signed server certificate (public key) to the management client.
CAUTION:
Back up the SSL certificate file before updating the storage system firmware. When the firmware is updated, the existing SSL certificate file might be deleted and replaced with the default certificate file. If this happens, reinstall the backed-up SSL certificate file.
  • You must have the Storage Administrator (Initial Configuration) role to perform this task.
  • You must be logged in to the SVP or management client.
  • A private key (.key file) has been created. Make sure that the file name is server.key.
  • A signed public key certificate (.crt file) has been acquired. Make sure that the file name is server.crt.
  • The private key (.key file) must be in PEM format. You cannot use DER format.
  • The signed public key certificate (.crt file) must be in X509 PEM format. You cannot use X509 DER format.
  • The passphrase for the private key (server.key file) must be released.
  • If an intermediate certificate exists, you must prepare a signed public key certificate (server.crt file) in a certificate chain that contains the intermediate certificate.
  • The number of tiers of the certificate chain for the certificate to be uploaded must be 5 tiers or less including the root CA certificate.
  • The public key of the certificate to be uploaded must be RSA.
  1. In the maintenance utility Menu navigation tree, click System Management.
  2. Click Update Certificate Files.
    Note: For storage systems without an SVP, unselect the Connect to SVP box.
  3. Select the Web Server checkbox, then click Browse.
  4. Browse to the certificate file and click Open. The File Upload window closes and returns you to the Update Certificate Files dialog box.
  5. Click Apply.