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ACE Load Balancer SSL Certificate Part II: Install the SSL Certificate

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ACE Load Balancer SSL Certificate Part II: Install the SSL Certificate


Once you´ve obtained an actual certificate from one of the Certificate Authorities, such as VeriSign or Thawte you may proceed to the certificate implementation.
As you may see on the picture below, the SSL certificate in this architecture ends on the ACE Load Balancer, therefore saving you the time and money needed to implement the certificate on each of the balanced Servers within the Server Farm behind the ACE Load Balancer.

The next step is performed on the Load Balancer, and it consists of identifying the KEY created and described in the first part of this guide. Once the right KEY is identified we need to EXPORT it and save it temporarily (I tend to simply paste it into the advanced hard-to-use Windows feature called "The Notepad").

LB_Active# crypto export CSRPPPREVOLRSAKEY.PEM

Within the same notepad file we should then paste the CERTIFICATE, so that it looks something like this:


-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE…