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How to Install an SSL certificate on SonicWall SSL VPN

A Complete Guide to Install SSL certificate on SonicWall SSL VPN

A SonicWall SSL VPN offers an easy to use VPN (virtual private network) solution that provides a safe and dependable remote access to corporate assets via broadband, Wi-Fi, and Dial-up connection. In this article, we will reveal information about the process of installing an SSL certificate on SonicWallSSL VPN.

Use the below instruction to install your SSL Certificate.

  1. The CA (certificate authority) sends an SSL certificate in the email, which is included in a zip file. Just download the zip file and extract it to the server directory. Create a new zip file named “” and insert both files “server.crt” and “server.key” into a specific folder.

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  1. Login to the SonicWALL VPN SSL appliance portal.

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  1. Now, browse system>certificates and click on “Import Certificate

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  1. In the pop-up window, click on “Browse” button and find file you received in email. Finally, click on “Upload” button. After that, the certificate will appear in the certificate list on the system> certificate pages.

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  1. Set up your SSL Certificate:
  • Browse the System > Certificates page, in the Server Certificates section, on the right of your SSL Certificate indicating “pending request”, click the Configure icon.
  • You will be asked to enter the password that you created during CSR generation.
  • Now, Click on Submit button.
  1. Apply necessary changes:
  • Again browse the System > Certificates page and in the Server Certificates section, select the certificate that you want to make active.
  • On the System > Certificates page, click Apply button.
  • Restart your device.
  • To restart your device, expand the table System>certificates>Restart.
  1. Installed of an SSL Certificate is completed.
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Nikita Gupta is a seasoned professional with a master's degree in Computer Applications. She brings over 10 years of profound experience to the realm of technology. Her exceptional expertise spans software security, data security, and mastery in SSL/TLS. When it comes to cutting-edge solutions for securing digital assets, Nikita is a dedicated pro.