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Install SSL Certificate IBM HTTP Server

Download and copy your certificate files to your server

Download your SSL certificate and support files by clicking on the download link in your fulfillment email or from your GeoCerts SSL Manager account. Unzip the files and copy them into the directory where you will keep your certificates. Some files in the zip may or may not be used depending on your server type.

Starting and Using IKEYMAN

To start the IKEYMAN graphical user interface:

  • On AIX, Linux, or Solaris,type ikeyman on the command line.
  • On Windows, go to the start UI and select Start Key Management Utility.

1. Install the GeoTrust Root and Intermediate CA Certificate(s)

  1. Start the IBM Key Management utility, IKEYMAN.
  2. Open the key database file that was used to create the certificate request.
  3. Enter the password, and then click OK.
  4. Select Signer Certificates and then click Add.
  5. Click Data type, and select a data type, such as Base64-encoded ASCII data. This data type must match the data type of the importing certificate.
  6. In the Key Management panel, go to the pull-down menu and select Signer Certificates.
  7. Browse to and select the file GeoTrust_Root.crt (if you get a message that this certificate has already been installed just continue).
  8. Now complete the previous steps again but this time for...
    - GeoTrust_Intermediate_2.crt(label: GeoTrust Primary Certification Authority) (EV certs only)
    - GeoTrust_Intermediate.crt (label: GeoTrust Extended Validation SSL CA) (for all cert products).

2. Install the SSL Server Certificate

  1. Start the iKeyman GUI using either the gsk7ikm command (UNIX) or the strmqikm command (Windows).
  2. Choose Open from the Key Database File menu. Click Key database type, and select CMS.
  3. Click Browse to navigate to the directory containing the key database files.
  4. Select the key database file to which you want to add the certificate. For example, key.kdb.
  5. Click Open.
  6. In the Password Prompt window, type the password you set when you created the key database and then click OK.
  7. Select the Personal Certificates view.
  8. Click Receive.
  9. In the Receive certificate from a file window, select the data type of the new SSL certificate. For example, Base64-encoded ASCII for a file with the .arm extension.
  10. Click Browse to select the SSL server certificate file your_domain_com.crt.
  11. Click OK.

Verify Installation

New To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use our Certificate Installation Checker.

Test your SSL certificate by using a browser to connect to your server. Use the https protocol directive. For example, if your SSL was issued to secure.mysite.com, enter https://secure.mysite.com into your browser.

Your browser's padlock icon Browser padlock will be displayed in the locked position if your certificate is installed correctly and the server is properly configured for SSL.

Additional Resources:

These instructions are derived from documentation on the IBM web site:

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