Certificates

Use this page to import, create and export certificates.

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Import certificates
Password The password that was specified when the certificate was created.
Import PKCS#12 file name The PKCS#12 format certificate that you want to import.
Import PEM file name The certificate in any other format that you want to import.
Choose File Opens a dialog box so that you can choose the certificate file to import.
Import certificate and key from PKCS#12 Imports the selected PKCS#12 format certificate file.
Import certificate from PEM Imports the certificate in any other format.
Create new signed certificate
ID type
  • No ID - We don't recommend that you use this setting, but you can for interoperability with other VPN gateways.
  • Host & Domain Name - Used for most site-to-site VPN connections. This doesn't need to be a registered DNS name.
  • IP address - Used for site-to-site VPNs whose gateways use static IP addresses.
  • Email address - Used for road warrior or internal VPN connections. This doesn't need to be a real email address. However, we recommend that you do.
ID value

For a site-to-site Smoothwall VPN this is typically a host name. For a road warrior this is usually the user’s email address.

Common name Enter a common name for the certificate, for example, Head Office.
Email The administrative email address for the certificate owner.
Organization The organizational identifier for the certificate owner.
Department The departmental identifier for the certificate owner.
Locality or town The locality or town for the certificate owner.
State or province The state or province for the certificate owner.
Country A two-letter country code, such as US or UK, for the certificate owner.
Lifetime How long the certificate is valid for.
User defined (days) If User defined is selected as the Lifetime value of the certificate Authority, enter the number of days the Certificate Authority is valid.
Installed signed certificates
Name The name of the certificate.
Valid Indicates if the certificate is valid.
Key Indicates if the certificate contains the private key.
Local Indicates if the certificate is a local certificate that has been created in the Smoothwall.
Mark Indicates if you have the certificate selected or not. When you have a certificate selected you can export it or delete it.
Export format
Certificate in PEM An ASCII (textual) certificate format commonly used by Microsoft operating systems. We recommend that you use this for all Smoothwall to Smoothwall VPN connections.
Certificate in DER A binary certificate format for use with non- Smoothwall VPN gateways.
Private key in DER Exports just the private key in binary for use with non- Smoothwall VPN gateways.
Export Downloads the selected certificate file.
Delete Deletes the selected certificate file.
Clone certificate Makes a copy of the certificate and shows the details under the Create new signed certificate section. You need to make any amendments and then click Create signed certificate to keep the copy.
Password The password that was specified when the certificate was created.
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Export certificate and key as PKCS#12 Downloads the certificate in the PKCS#12 format.

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