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Creating SSL Certificates Guide

Creating and Using SSL Certificates

To use HTTPS or SSL load balancing, you must associate at least one SSL certificate with the load balancer’s target proxy. You can configure the target proxy with up to 15 SSL certificates. For each SSL certificate, you first create an SSL certificate resource. The SSL certificate resource contains the SSL certificate information.

Your SSL certificates can be either certificates that you obtain and manage yourself (self-managed certificates), or certificates that Google obtains and manages for you (Google-managed certificates).

SSL certificate resources are used only with target HTTPS proxy and target SSL proxy load balancers. See that documentation for when and how to use SSL certificate resources.

Creating a Google-managed SSL certificate resource

In the Google Cloud Platform Console, you create a new SSL certificate resource when you create or edit a frontend for an HTTPS or SSL proxy load balancer.

To create a new SSL certificate resource for a frontend:

  1. Go to the Load balancing page in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
    Go to the Load balancing page
  2. Click the name of an HTTPS or SSL proxy load balancer.
  3. Click the Edit pencil.
  4. Select Frontend Configuration.
    1. For an existing frontend, click the Edit pencil for that frontend. In the Certificate drop-down menu, select the visible certificate, then click Create a new certificate.
    2. For a new frontend, in the Certificate drop-down menu, click Select a certificate, and then click Create a new certificate.
  5. In the Create a new certificate dialog box, enter a Name for your certificate resource, and optionally click Add a description and enter a description.
  6. Choose Create Google-managed certificate.
  7. Enter the correct Domains.
  8. Click Create.
  9. To create additional certificates, click the additional certificates link, click Select a Certificate, and then click Create a new certificate. Follow the previous steps to upload or paste in the appropriate files

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