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How To Install An SSL In Site Manager

The standard steps for installing a security certificate or SSL are to get the CSR generated [which is unnecessary for most renewals], provide that to the certificate authority, and then get the CSR and possibly some other bundled files in return.
Once you have that bundle you can upload the files to /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt

Most SSL providers will have a domain.crt file that you can rename to server.crt. They also usually have a or something similar that needs to be in that same folder location. Once you have things in there and named correctly you can restart Apache for the account to put everything into effect. This can be done through Site Manager >> Restart Account.

Specific steps in a list:

  1. Install OpenSSL from Site Manager >> Install & Manage
  2. Get the CSR file (which is called server.csr) from /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.csr
  3. Provide the CSR to the certificate authority [GoDaddy, Comodo, etc.]
  4. Get the CRT and bundled files from the certificate authority
  5. Upload the files to /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt [you may need to UNZIP them first]
  6. Rename domain. crt to server.crt
  7. Make sure that the bundle files are named ca.crt
  8. In some cases you need to tweak the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf file to get the chain or bundle files working
  9. Use "Restart Account" from Site Manager to put the changes into effect
  10. Test https://domain to see if everything is working

If you run into any trouble getting things in place it may be easiest to assist you via phone or chat, so feel free to contact us!

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