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What is the impact of an expired digital certificate used for a Vserver?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8

Answer

Client Certificate
An expired client digital certificate will prevent the client from accessing the Vserver aka SVM (Storage Virtual Machine)


Server Certificate
An expired server digital certificate does not prevent users from accessing the Vserver aka SVM. The browser used at the client side will warn the user of the risk, but will not block the access.
Refer to  An expired server digital certificate does not prevent users from accessing the server.


How to check for expired Certificates
 

Command:
::>set advanced
::*>security certificate show -fields expiration

EMS Alerts:

EMS identifier 'mgmtgwd.certificate.expiring' will be reported when a digital certificate for a Vserver is about to expire.
EMS identifier 'mgmtgwd.certificate.expired' will be reported when a digital certificate for a Vserver is expired.

 

Additional Information

Related Article: How to renew an SSL certificate in clustered Data ONTAP