Captive Portal SSL Certificate?

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Captive Portal SSL Certificate?

L1 Bithead

Does anyone have a recommendation on where we can get an SSL certificate that works with the Captive Portal and will be fully trusted by the most commonly used browsers.  Or.. perhaps some guidance on how this situation is best tackled...  Our situation is as follows:

1) We want a certificate that will not generate an error of any sort when digested by the browser.

2) Our certificate needs to be issued to an IP address. We do not control the DNS server so we are unable to get the required reverse DNS entry implemented.

3) We tried a COMODO Certificate.  It worked in some browsers but on a fresh install of Windows 7 w/ IE 8 we get an certificate error.  If we download and install the COMODO root and intermediate certificates all is well.  COMODO support recommends that we install these on the PAN (PAN 2050 for us), but I do not see this as an option on the PAN.

4) Research and COMODO support recommended a unchained certificate but it seems they are no longer being offered.

Thanks in advance for any and all replies!


L3 Networker

To install the root and intermediate certs you will need to open both in notepad. Paste all of the text from the intermedite certificate to the bottom of the root certificate. Then import this new certificate into the PAN device. This can be used for both Captive Portal and SSL-VPN certificates.

So there is a way!  One last question and I think I am home free.  Where should the combined certificate be imported?  Client OCSP Verfiy CA Certificate?  Trusted CA Certificate? or Client CA Certificate?

Thanks again for your help!

Under "Certificates on the "Device" tab:


The previous advice was to combine the required root and intermediate certificates.  Such a certificate will not load in the area you suggest since we have neither the required key or passphrase.

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