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The following procedures show you how to import and regenerate an SSL Private Key.

An initial key with a 2048 key size is automatically generated when you first set up your system. When regenerating, examine your own security requirements and applicable policies carefully before deciding on a suitable key size.


Importing an SSL Private Key

Private keys can be imported into your server.

Generating a new SSL Private Key requires a new CSR and SSL Server Certificate Chain. Importing an SSL Private Key requires importing an associated SSL Server Certificate or generating a new CSR and obtaining a new SSL Certificate from a Certificate Authority.


Private Keys are replaced if you choose to import from .p7b or .pfx bundle formats. For more information, see Importing and Exporting Certificates.


To import an SSL private key:

  1. Log in to the Admin interface using your System Console account.

    For more information, see Logging in to the Admin Interface.

  2. Navigate to the MAINTENANCE > SECURITY > Private Key subtab.

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  3. Click Import.

    The Import Private Key pop-up displays.

  4. Click Choose File to locate the private key file.

  5. Enter a password in the Password field to encrypt data.

  6. Click Import.

    A Confirmation pop-up displays.

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  7. Click Yes.

    If the upload completes, a system notification displays indicating the private key installed successfully.

 

Regenerating an SSL Private Key

This system uses an asymmetrical (private key and public key) cryptosystem for security. Choose the key size you desire and click the Regenerate button to create your private key.

Changes made to an SSL Private Key require a new SSL Server Certificate. This requires either importing an existing SSL Server Certificate or generating a CSR and obtaining an SSL Certificate from a Certificate Authority.


To regenerate an SSL Private Key:

  1. Log in to the Admin interface using your System Console account.

    For more information, see Logging in to the Admin Interface.

  2. Navigate to the MAINTENANCE > SECURITY > Private Key subtab.

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  3. Click Regenerate.

    The Regenerate Private Key pop-up displays.

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  4. Select 1024, 2048, or 4096 from the Private Key Size (bits) drop-down.

    Some countries or CAs limit the key size. Observe the limitations in effect in your country. Check with your CA for Key Size requirements.



  5. Click Regenerate.

    If the change completes, a system notification is shown indicating the private key was regenerated successfully.
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