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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
  • SSL Certificate


  • Client Certificate

An expired client digital SSL 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 on the client side will warn the user of the risk, but will not block access.
  • root CA certificates (server-ca)

Refer to bug 1245418

  • How to check for expired Certificates
    • Related KBs
    • Command:
      ::>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.
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