Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Generate CSR for Third-Party Certificates and Download Unchained Certificates to the WLC

I have never used OpenSSL to generate a certificate for a controller.  I was watching Jerome's video about the steps needed to do this & he mentioned that the version of OpenSSL that he has used that worked was 0.98k.  It was quite difficult to find this version online - it seems to be a few revs old.
--update-- I'd really like to be able to setup a CA on the laptop that is running the VM of ACS & WCS, but the laptop is not a domain member and I'm having difficulties getting the CA and IIS to operate as detailed in MS documentation.  I'm guessing it is because the laptop is in a workgroup.--update--

Here is a link to where I downloaded Win32OpenSSL-0_9_8k.exe
You will most likely need to install MS Visual C++ 2008 Redistribuables as well as the SP1.

The direct link to the Cisco documentation that describes the steps needed to generate a certificate on behalf of a controller is here: LINK  
You should be familiar with navigating to the Cisco documentation by starting out at the main documentation page: LINK

Jerome's video demonstrating the process is on YouTube in two parts: 

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