How to Install SSL Certificate on F5 Big IP

Steps to Install SSL on F5 Big IP

Initial Checklist

f5 big-ip logoPlease check following processes has been completed before installing SSL certificate.

  • Buy or Renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2
  • Save CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL Issuance documents to Certificate authority (for EV & OV SSL Certificate).

Step 1: Store Certificate Files

Once your certificate authority issue your SSL certificate, you will receive an email including at *.zip file, it contains your primary, root and intermediate certificate files.

Step 2: SSL Certificate Installation

  • Open F5 Big IP load-balancer
  • Under the Local Traffic menu, select SSL certificates
  • In General Properties, select the SSL Certificate name which you have assigned during CSR
  • Browse your SSL Certificate file stored on your server and click on Open.
  • Now click on Import

SSL Certificate file is now installed.

Step 3: Intermediate Certificate Installation

  • Click on SSL Certificates under Local Traffic menu, and then click on Import
  • Select Certificate under Import Type drop-down list and select Create New.
  • Enter your intermediate Certificate name & then browse for the Intermediate certificate file
  • Now click on Open button and then press Import

Intermediate Certificate file is now installed.

Step 4: SSL Server Configuration

  • Create an SSL profile or open the profile which you’ve been using with the SSL certificate
  • Navigate to Configuration utility > Local Traffic > Profiles > Client
  • Select the client which you need to configure and from Configuration menu select Advanced.
  • Now browse for the SSL Certificate which you have recently imported, then click on Save button.
  • Click on Exit.

Server is now configured to use a secured connection.

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