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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
  • 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)
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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 the CA Certificate File box you need to add the Intermediate Certificate file name and its Path.
  • Click on the 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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