Radius Certificate on ProCurve Wireless
Posted on 2011-05-05
I am very new to certificates and need some help.
We have a ProCurve 5308xl Switch with a Wireless Edge Services module in it. The VLAN that is set up on the Wireless module is separate from our domains and is for our students to just connect to and have internet access.
We are wanting to use the built in local RADIUS Server on the Wireless Edge module but are running into some certificate issues. We can get RADIUS working but are getting a certificate error. We are wanting to purchase a digitally signed certificate but are not sure how to make a proper CSR.
Through the Wireless module I cannot find any place to make a CSR but I can find a place to make one on the switch itself
Under the SSL Settings on the switch itself here is what I have.
SSL Enable (Is currently off) Port (443)
Then a radio button for:
Create Certificate/Certificate Request
Certificate Type: Create CA Request
RSA Key Size: (Set at "Current Key" but not sure what this does)
Certificate Information Fields
Validity Start Date: (I was assuming I would pick current date)
Validity End Date: (A year from now?)
Common Name: (By default it is the switch IP address. I was thinking the IP address of the module on the wireless VLAN)
Organization Name: (Company Name)
Organization Unit: (IT Department ?)
Are there any guides on how to make a proper certificate request and will creating this on the switch and not the module itself have any ill-effects?