Installation – SonicWALL Offloaders

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.
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. Launch openssl.exe. This application was installed at the same time and in the same location as the SonicWALL configuration manager. You can also run the install and just install OpenSSL by choosing the ‘Custom Installation’ option.
2. Once launched, you will need to enter one the following commands:
pkcs7 -in C:\fullcert -print_certs OR pkcs7 -in C:\fullcert -print_certs -out C:\outfile
3. This will output two x509v3 certificates. Subject and Issuer information will be included in the output. Ignore this, and cut and paste only the “BEGIN CERTIFICATE” and “END CERTIFICATE” information on both certificates.
4. The first cert should be the server certificate. The second should be the intermediary certificate.
5. Save these files (e.g. C:\server.pem and C:\inter.pem)
6. Verify the certificate information with openssl:
x509 -in C:\server.pem –text AND x509 -in :C\inter.pem –text