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CSS SSL Wildcard Cert configuration


We have CSS 11503

We learned that CSS SSL Module should support wildcard certificate. Well, when we try using such cert, by hitting the webpage, the page hangs as the cert is not trusted. When we use a regular cert, everything works fine.

The certificate has been signed with a 2000 CA.

Any ideas?

Cisco Employee

Re: CSS SSL Wildcard Cert configuration

the CSS supports wildcard certificate.

If the cert was not trusted you would get a warning asking you to accept or reject the page but no hang.

The hang means there is something else more important no working.

You should capture a sniffer trace on the client and open a service request with the TAC.

If you do not run the latest 7.50 or 8.10 version you may want to upgrade first as there was some improvement recently in this area of the code.


New Member

Re: CSS SSL Wildcard Cert configuration


Thanks for the answer,

Here is the configuration that I am using, most of it taken from CSS Examples given by Citrix.

The same configuration works for regular, not wildcard cert. Could it be it does not work b/c it was signed by 2000 CA? I am doing the wildcard cert with 2000 CA before purchasing Verisign's cert.

ssl-server 150

ssl-server 150 vip address

ssl-server 150 rsacert wildhstsupp_cert

ssl-server 150 rsakey wildcardhstsupp_rsakey

ssl-server 150 cipher rsa-with-3des-ede-cbc-sha 80

service SUPPWEB

type ssl-accel

add ssl-proxy-list ssl_list1

slot 3

keepalive type none


service HSTSUPPPROXY01-p_80

ip address

protocol tcp

port 80

keepalive type tcp


owner Test

content SUPPWEB_443_71

vip address

application ssl

add service SUPPWEB

port 443

protocol tcp

flow-timeout-multiplier 20


content SUPPWEB_80_71

vip address

protocol tcp

port 80

url "/*"

add service HSTSUPPPROXY01-p_80


I guess next step would be opening request with TAC..

Thanks again

Cisco Employee

Re: CSS SSL Wildcard Cert configuration

the css really does not care what certificate you use as long as it matches the key.

So, looking at the config won't help.

We will need your certificate and key to see if we have the same issue and what might be the problem.


New Member

Re: CSS SSL Wildcard Cert configuration


The config was good, it ended up being an ISA server issue which was proxying CSS traffic...

Appriciate all your help.