Installation Instructions for SonicWall SSL VPN Appliance

Solution ID:    SO20363    Updated:    05/18/2017

Solution

This document provides installation instructions for SonicWALL VPN Appliance. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, Symantec recommends that you contact the server vendor or the organization, which supports SonicWALL.

Step 1: Download the SSL Certificate & Intermediate CA Certificate

  1. Download the certificate from Symantec Trust Center account.
    Note: Select the server platform as Other when downloading the certificate.
  2. The ZIP file you downloaded contains the following certificates:
    • SSL certificate (i.e. ssl_certificate.crt, also known as end entity certificate, public key certificate, digital certificate or identity certificate).
    • Intermediate CA certificate (i.e. IntermediateCA.crt, also known as chained certificate or signer/issuer of the SSL certificate).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.
     

Step 1. Install the SSL Certificate

  1. Create a zipped file, that should contain a certificate file named ssl_certificate.crt and a certificate key file named server.key. The key and certificate must be at the root of the zip, or the zipped file will not be uploaded.
  2. Navigate to the System > Certificates page.


     
  1. Click Import Certificate. The Import Certificate dialog box is displayed.


     
  2. Click Browse
  3. Locate the zipped file that contains the private key and SSL certificate on your disk or network drive and select it. Any filename will be accepted, but it must have the “.zip” extension.
  4. Click Upload
  5. Once the certificate has been uploaded, the certificate will be displayed in the Certificates list in the System > Certificates page.
    Note: Private keys may required a password.
  6. Select the imported certificate as the Default
     

Step 2. Install the Intermediate CA Certificate

  1. Navigate to the System > Certificates page.
  2. Click Import Certificate in the Additional CA Certificates section. The Import Certificate dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click Browse
  4. Locate the file saved as intermediateCA.crt (from Step 1) on your disk or network drive and select it.
  5. Click Upload
  6. Once the certificate has been uploaded, the certificate will be displayed in the Certificates list in the System > Certificates page.
  7. The web server needs to be restarted with the new certificate included in the CA certificate.


Step 3. View Certificate and Certificate Authority (CA) Issuer Information

         Note: The Current Certificates table in System > Certificates lists the currently loaded SSL certificates.

  1. Click the configure icon for the certificate. The Edit Certificate dialog box is displayed showing issuer and certificate subject information.
  2. From the Edit Certificate dialog box, you may view the issuer and certificate subject information.
  3. Update the certificate common name by entering the correct IP address or string in the Common Name field.
  4. Click Submit to submit changes.
  5. You may also delete an expired or incorrect certificate. Delete the certificate by clicking the Delete button.
    Note: A certificate that is currently active cannot be deleted. To delete a certificate, upload and activate another SSL certificate, then delete the inactive certificate from View Certificate window.
  6. Verify your installation with the Symantec Installation Checker
     

SonicWALL SSL-VPN 2.1

        For more information refer to the SonicWall Support.
 

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