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L3 Networker


I have a PA500 (OS 5.0.11)

I already configured it for SSL Decryption with a self signed certificate.

I need to use a Digicert Certificate. I already have a wildcard certificate with Digicert.

Question is: can I use my wildcard certificate for SSL Decryption?


I try to import my certificate but I cannot use it for SSL Decryption




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi !

For SSL decryption you'll need a CA certificate as it will be posing as the signing certificate of the websites the users are accessing.

A document that may come in handy

How to Implement SSL Decryption



Tom Piens
PANgurus - (co)managed services and consultancy

Thanks but in case of a Certification Authority like Verisign or Digicert I need to request a new certificate (signed by them) or I need to import a root certificate?


In case of CA like verisign or digicert, you need to import chained certificate signed by the Public CA

This document is very helpful:

How to Install a Chained Certificate Signed by a Public CA

I follow this guide and I create a pkcs12 chained certificate with this command:

openssl pkcs12 -export -in [certificate.pem] -inkey [certificate.key] -CAfile [chain.cer] -caname digicert -out [server-chain.p12] -name digicert -chain

but when I import my certificate (IMPORTANT: it is a web server certificate) it is not recognized as a CA.

I think problem is that my certificate was request for a web server.

If I try to install DigiCert CA root certificate it is recognized as a CA but I cannot use it for decryption.

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