Import pfx SSL Certificate on Citrix NetScaler

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Import pfx SSL certificate on Citrix NetScaler is something you will do when using Citrix NetScaler. This proces is easy, so just a quick blogpost about that. Just make sure that your pfx file contains the certificate and the private key. Also make sure that it is password protected and keep it in a safe place. You don’t want this falling into the wrong hands.

Requirements for the upgrade:

  • SSL certificate with private key in .pfx format
  • Citrix NetScaler 11.1

So let’s start.

Importing SSL certificate

Browse to the NetScaler GUI using a webbrowser and login. In my case I use the nsroot account.

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Go to Traffic Management -> SSL -> Certificates -> Server Certificates and click on Install.

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Enter a name and browse to your .pfx file using the Local option (click on the arrow after the word Choose File). Then enter the password for the .pfx file and click on Install.

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You should see now that your certificate is available to use on the NetScaler.

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So that’s it.

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Equipped with more than 10 years of experience working on applications and systems, Vikash is a master at connecting businesses with the tech that is right for them. He holds multiple Citrix certifications (CCP-M, CCP-N, CCE-V), he is a VMware Certified Professional, and his other areas of expertise include VDI, Microsoft, Enterprise Mobility, and corresponding solutions. He currently works as a senior consultant for a systems integrator in the Netherlands and operates his own blog at Vikash.nl. He is passionate about computers and computer systems, and he is committed to serving his clients well.