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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

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.
  • 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 ONTAP 9