Installation – F5 BIG IP

This document provides instructions for installing SSL Certificates. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, VeriSign recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or an organization that supports F5 BIG-IP server.

Step 1: Install CA Certificate

Secure Site
If you are installing a Secure Site Certificate, you need to first install the Secure Site Intermediate CA Certificate.

Secure Site Pro
If you are installing a Secure Site Pro Certificate, you need to first install the Secure Site Pro Intermediate CA Certificate.

1. Copy the entire text of the Intermediate CA Certificate from the VeriSign Web site, including the

—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—– lines.

2. Paste into a file named intermediate-ca.crt using Vi or Notepad. Do not use Microsoft Word or other word processing programs that may add characters. Do not to include any leading or trailing whitespace before the beginning and ending hyphens.

3. Place the intermediate-ca.crt file in the directory: /config/bigconfig/ssl.crt

4. The full path to the file is: /config/bigconfig/ssl.crt/intermediate-ca.crt

In a redundant system, the keys and certificates must be in place on both controllers before you configure the SSL Accelerator. You must do this manually; the configuration synchronization utilities do not perform this function.

Step 2: Install the SSL Certificate

VeriSign will email you your certificate. If the certificate is an attachment (Cert.cer), you can use the file. If the certificate is in the body of the email, copy and paste it into a text file (such as OriginalCert.txt) using Vi or Notepad. Do not use Microsoft Word or other word processing programs that may add characters. Confirm that there are no extra lines or spaces in the file.

1. In the navigation pane, click Proxies.

2. On Proxies screen, click the Install SSL Certificate Request tab. The Install SSL Certificate screen opens.

3. In the Certfile Name box, enter the fully qualified domain name of the server with the file extension .crt. If you generated a temporary certificate when you submitted a request to VeriSign, you can select the name of the certificate from the drop down list. This allows you to overwrite the temporary certificate with the certificate from VeriSign.

4. Paste the text of the certificate into the install SSL Certificate window. Make sure you include the BEGIN CERTIFICATE line and the END CERTIFICATE line, including dashes.

5. Click Write Certificate File to install the certificate. After the certificate is installed, you can continue with the next step in creating an SSL gateway for the server.