How to install a 3rd party certificate in Parallels RAS

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There are two availble methods to install a 3rd party certificate (or certificate issued by your Enterprise CA) in Parallels RAS:

By generating CSR

Navigate to Farm Site Certificates. Click Tasks Generate a certificate request:



In the dialog that opens, specify the required information:

After entering the information, click Generate. Another dialog will open displaying the request. Copy and paste the request into a text editor and save the file for your records. The dialog also allows you to import a public key at this time. You can submit the request to a certificate authority now, obtain the public key, and import it without closing the dialog, or you can do it later. If you close the dialog, the certificate will appear in the RAS Console with the Status column indicating Requested:


To submit the request to a certificate authority and import a public key:

  1. If the certificate request Properties dialog is closed, open it by right-clicking a certificate and choosing Properties. In the dialog, select the Request tab.
  2. Copy the request and paste it into the certificate authority web page (or email it, in which case you will need to come back to this dialog later).
  3. Obtain the certificate file from the certificate authority.
  4. Click the Import public key button and finalize the certificate registration by specifying the key file and the certificate file.

By importing a certificate

To import a certificate from a file, on the Certificates tab, click Tasks Import certificate. In the dialog that opens, specify the following:

Click OK when done. The certificate will appear in the list in the RAS Console with the Status column indicating Imported.

To view the certificate info, right-click it and choose Properties. In the dialog that opens, examine the properties and then click the View certificate info button to view the certificate trust information, details, certification path and the certificate status. You can also view the certificate info by right-clicking it and choosing View certificate info.

For imported certificates, the Properties dialog has an additional tab Intermediate. If the original certificate included an intermediate certificate (in addition to the root certificate), it will be displayed here. You can paste a different intermediate certificate here if you wish.

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