Installation Instructions for F5 BIG-IP version 11

Solution ID:    SO22564    Updated:    02/18/2015

Solution


This document provides installation instructions for F5 BIG IP 11.x. If you are not able to perform the steps on your server, RapidSSL recommends to contact the server vendor or the organization, which supports F5.

Step 1. Obtain the SSL Certificate

    1.    The RapidSSL certificate will be sent by email.
    2.    Copy the certificate imbedded in the body of the email and paste it into a text file
           using Vi or Notepad.

           The text file should look like:

            -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----

                     [encoded data]

            -----END CERTIFICATE-----

    3.    Make sure there are 5 dashes to either side of the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE and
           that no white spaces, extra line breaks or additional characters have been inadvertently added.

           NOTE: The certificate can be also downloaded from the RapidSSL User Portal by
           following the steps from this link: SO16222

           Please select X.509 as a certificate format and copy only the End Entity Certificate.
 
    4.    Save the certificate filename with the .pem extension. For example: public.pem


Step 2. Install the SSL Certificate

    1.    On the left Panel, click on File Management
    2.    Choose SSL Certificate List
    3.    From the list, click on the pending request (the label from when you generated the CSR)
    4.    Click on Import

            


    
    5.    Select Upload file
    6.    Click on Choose File
    7.    Locate the SSL certificate file then click OK
    8.    Click on Import

           


Step 3. Assign the SSL Certificate

    1.    Under Configuration, choose Advanced
    2.    For Certificate & Key, select from the drop down list

            

    3.    To apply the changes, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Submit.
 

Step 4. Download and Import the Intermediate CA Certificate

    1.    Go to RapidSSL Intermediate CA Certificates page.
    2.    Download the Intermediate CA certificate for your SSL product.
    3.    Copy the file including -----Begin Certificate----- and -----End Certificate----- lines, paste it
           on a VI or Notepad and save it as Intermediate.pem
    4.    On the left panel, click on File Management
    5.    Choose SSL Certificate List

            


    6.    Click on Import (button to the right)
    7.    Click on Choose File

            


    8.    Locate the Intermediate CA certificate file then click OK
    9.    Click on Import


Step 5. Updating the SSL profile

    1.    On the left panel, click on Profiles
    2.    Choose SSL
    3.    Choose Client
    4.    From the list, select the SSL profile for your website
 

Step 6. Assigning the Intermediate CA Certificate

    1.    Under Configuration, choose Advanced
    2.    For Chain, assign the Intermediate CA certificate from the drop down
    3.    To apply the changes, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Submit.
    4.    To verify the certificate installation, please use RapidSSL Installation Checker
 

F5 Support

            For additional information, refer to F5's KB solution: SOL13302 
 

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