Certificate Installation: Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator
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Installing CA Certificates for VPN 3000 Series Concentrator

To install the CA certificate, begin at the VPN Concentrator Manager Administration | Certificate Management screen. When you begin, there are no entries in the Certificate Authorities, Identity Certificates, SSL Certificates, or Enrollment Status fields.

Figure 1 Administration | Certificate Management Screen

Step 3 Click Click here to install a CA certificate.
The Administration | Certificate Management | Install screen displays.

Note The Click here to install a CA certificate option is available from this screen only when no CA certificates are installed on the VPN Concentrator. If you do not see this option, click Click here to install a certificate. The Manager displays the Administration | Certificate Management | Install screen. Then click Install CA certificate.

Step 4 Click Install CA Certificate.
The Administration | Certificate Management | Install | CA Certificate screen displays.

Step 5 Click Upload File from Workstation or Cut and Paste Text, depending which method you feel more comfortable with.

The Manager displays a screen appropriate to your choice.

Step 6 Include certificate information according to your chosen method.

Step 7 Click Install. The Manager installs the CA certificate on the VPN Concentrator.
You return to the Administration | Certificate Management screen, which now displays the newly installed CA certificate. You will need to do this step for the certificates that you will have downloaded or that have been supplied in the zip file you received with your site certificate.

Installing the SSL certificate on the VPN 3000 Series Concentrator

The following steps provide instructions on installing an SSL certificate on the VPN Concentrator.

Step 1 From the Administration | Certificate Management screen, click Click here to install a certificate to navigate to the Administration | Certificate Management | Install screen.

Step 2 Click Install certificate obtained via enrolment.
The Administration | Certificate Management | Install certificate obtained via enrollment screen displays.

Step 3 In the Actions column of the Enrollment Status table, click Install.
The Administration | Certificate Management | Install SSL certificate screen displays.

Step 4 Choose either installation method: Cut & Paste Text or Upload File from Workstation.

Step 5 The Manager displays a screen appropriate to your choice. Include the certificate information according to your chosen method. Click Install.
The Manager installs the SSL certificate on the VPN Concentrator and displays the Administration | Certificate Management screen.
Your new identity Certificate appears in the Identity Certificates table.

Step 6 Confirm that the Issuer fields for Certificate Authorities and Identity Certificates match for this LAN-to-LAN connection. You must get the SSL certificate and the CA certificate from the same CA.
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