ACE certificates/Keys

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May 19th, 2008
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Another nagging question..

why is it that when I install and verify a certificate/key combination on an ACE appliance running 1.7(a) that sometimes I can't see the certificates in the web UI, and i can't ever see the keys?


Note: it dosn't seem to matter how I install the key/certificate, and they do verify with each other.

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Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 05/23/2008 - 07:03
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Without digital certificates, you must manually configure each IPSec peer for every peer with which it communicates, and every new peer you add to a network would thus require a configuration change on every peer with which you need it to communicate securely.

When you use digital certificates, each peer is enrolled with a CA. When two peers attempt to communicate, they exchange certificates and digitally sign data to authenticate each other. When a new peer is added to the network, you enroll that peer with a CA and none of the other peers need modification. When the new peer attempts an IPSec connection, certificates are automatically exchanged and the peer can be authenticated.


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