How to Install SSL Certificate on Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS)

Steps to install SSL on Cisco ACS (Secure Access Control Server)

Initial Checklist

cisco logoFollowing process must be completed before your start SSL certificate installation on your Cisco secure ACS.

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL Certificate issuance documents as per CA’s requirement (Only for Extended & Organization Validation)

Step 1: Download Certificate Files 

After verification of your documents, the Certificate Authority will provide you SSL certificate via email, this email contains a zip file, included with Primary, Intermediate and Root certificate. Download it and extract it on your Server.

Step 2: Intermediate SSL Certificate installation

  • Open your CISCO Secure ACS GUI and login with your credentials.
  • Now click on System Configuration
  • Select ACS Certification Authority Setup
  • Here, in CA Certificate File box you need to add the Intermediate Certificate file name and its Path.
  • Click on Submit button after adding the location.

Intermediate Certificate is now installed on CISCO Secure ACS

Step 3: SSL Certificate Installation

  • In your CISCO Secure ACS, click on System Configuration
  • Now click on ACS Certificate Setup and then click on Install ACS Certificate
  • Select Read certificate from File option
  • Now browse for your Primary SSL certificate file, if you have provided any password during CSR generation that add that password as well.
  • Now press the Submit button.
  • Restart the CISCO Secure ACS. 

SSL certificate is now installed on Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS).

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