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Installing a SSL Certificate on a Citrix NetScaler Insight Center Appliance

8. January 2015

If you plan to connect your Citrix Director Installation to a NetScaler Insight Center Appliance and would like to use a HTTPS connection you need to exchange the SSL Certificate on the appliance again a trusted one.

The first step is to create a host entry for your NetScaler Insight Center Appliance (NSICA) on your internal DNS server. Then you need to create a certificate (split into a PEM and a KEY file) with the FQDN of your NSICA. After you have created the certificate open the NSICA configuration and switch to CONFIGURATION => NETSCAKER INSIGHT CENTER => SSL CERTIFICATE FILES2014-09-10 10_15_28-Citrix NetScaler Insight Center - Configuration - Internet Explorer

Click on ACTION and choose UPLOAD.
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Browse to your PEM File of the Certificate and Upload it to the NSICA.
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The PEM File should now be listed under “sdx_default_ssl_cert”.
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Switch to SSL KEYS and choose UPLOAD again.
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Browse for the KEY File of the Certificate and upload it.
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Like before the KEY File is now listed under “sdx_default_ssl_key”.
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After uploading the PEM and KEY file you need to navigate to SYSTEM => INSTALL SSL CERTIFICATE.
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Choose the just uploaded PEM and KEY File and confirm it with OK.
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After a necessary reboot the SSL Certificate is active and you can connect your Director to the NetScaler Insight Center Appliance using HTTPS.
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