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SSL Certificate for Load Balancer To Encrypt Traffic

To secure the connection between servers tied together by a load balancer, you are able to apply a SSL certificate to the load balancer’s listener. In your Cloud Control Portal, we have provided an easy way to add and manage your SSL certificates for these connections.

 

You can find more information about load balancers here.

You can also find instructions on how to set up a load balancer here, and instructions on adding a listener to the load balancer here.

 

To navigate to the SSL certificate management section of your cloud portal, you simply want to select SSL Certificates from the Network drop-down menu.

 

add ssl to load balancer

 

This main page will list all your existing SSL certificates with some quick details about the name, common name (domain), expiration date, and usage status of the certificate.

You can also click the + icon on the certificate to expand it and view additional details.

 

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Adding an SSL Certificate

To add an SSL Certificate, simply click the Add SSL Certificate button to bring up a pop up to input the certificate details.

 

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This will bring up a pop up window and ask to insert the details for your SSL Certificate as shown in the image below:

 

Create SSL Certificate

 

  • Name: The common, identifiable name for the SSL certificate
  • Certificate: The CRT record for the SSL certificate
  • Private Key: The private key for the SSL certificate
  • Intermediates Certificates: (Optional) The intermediate CA certificate for the SLL certificate

 

Once you have entered the required information, simply click the Add SSL Certificate button to save it.

 

Applying an SSL Certificate

The SSL Certificates will automatically apply for any traffic for the domain when it reaches a Load Balancer’s Listener that is set to use HTTPS (Port 443).

You can find the instructions on setting up a Load Balancer here, and the instruction on setting up a Load Balancer Listener here.

 

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