Deployment Example: Single Sign-On, Load Balancing and Failover Using Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0

ProcedureTo Import a Root Certificate to the Distributed Authentication User Interface Load Balancer

The CA root certificate proves that the particular CA did, in fact, issue a particular certificate. For this purpose, import the root certificate of the CA that issued the Load Balancer 3 server certificate into the Load Balancer 3 certificate store.

Before You Begin

You should already have a root certificate from the CA of your choice. Send server certificate requests to the same CA. For more information, see 3.3 Obtaining Secure Socket Layer Certificates.

  1. Access, the Big IP load balancer login page, from a web browser.

  2. Log in using the following information:

    User name:




  3. In the left pane of the console, click Proxies.

  4. Click the Cert-Admin tab.

  5. Click Import.

  6. In the Import Type field, choose Certificate, and click Continue.

  7. Click Browse in the Certificate File field on the Install SSL Certificate page.

  8. In the Choose File dialog, choose Browser.

  9. Navigate to the file that contains the CA root certificate and click Open.

  10. In the Certificate Identifier field, enter OpenSSL_CA_cert.

  11. Click Install Certificate.

  12. On the Certificate OpenSSL_CA_Cert page, click Return to Certificate Administration.

    The root certificate OpenSSL_CA_Cert is now included in the Certificate ID list.