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Add an SSL Certificate to cPanel site.

SSL/TLS Manager
For cPanel version 11.30

The SSL and TLS features are intended to make your website more secure. These features generate and manage SSL certificates, signing requests, and keys. This is useful for websites that will use logins and credit card numbers, since information will be sent to and from your website over the Internet as encrypted data versus plain text. This makes it difficult for malicious users to intercept communications between visitors and your website.

To begin, select a link underneath 1 of the 3 headings:

Private Keys (KEY)
Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)
Certificates (CRT)

These links provide access points that generate, view, or delete keys, requests, and certificates.

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Add a Private Key
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A new key can be added manually or uploaded using a *.key file.

Upload an Existing Key
To upload a key, begin under the Upload a New Key heading:

1. Enter your domain name in the Domain the key is for field.
2. Paste a key below or click the Choose File button to upload a *.key file.
3. Click the Install button to properly install the private key to the server.

Generate a New Key
If an entirely new key is needed:

1. Select the desired domain name from the pull-down menu, or type it into the Host field.
2. Select the desired key size from the pull-down menu.
3. Click the Generate button to generate the new key.

The key will automatically be installed on the server and will appear in the list under the Keys on Server heading once it has been generated.

Remove a Key on Server
Click Remove to the right of the appropriate domain in the Keys on Server table. Then, click Yes to confirm.

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Add a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
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The signing request form is required for obtaining a certificate from an SSL provider. The SSL provider may require information in a specific way. If this is true for your SSL provider, take the steps to make sure the information is presented in the required way.

Generate a New Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

To generate a CSR:
1. Select the host from the Host pull-down menu.
2. Fill in the rest of the appropriate information in the fields below the menu.
3. Click the Generate button.

Remember: You must have a key prior to generating a signing request.

Remove a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

To remove a CSR:
1. Click Remove to the right of the appropriate domain in the Certificate Signing Requests on Server table.
2. Click Yes to confirm.

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Add a Certificate
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When installing a trusted certificate obtained through an SSL provider, use the features beneath the Upload a New Certificate heading.

Upload an Existing Certificate

To upload the certificate:
1. Paste the certificate into the text box, or upload a *.crt file using the Choose File button.
2. Click the Upload button to install the certificate onto the server.

Remove a Certificate

To remove a certificate:
1. Click Remove to the right of the appropriate host in the Certificates on Server table.
2. Click Yes to confirm.

Show Details about a Certificate

Click Show Details to the right of the appropriate host in the Certificates on Server table.

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Activate SSL on your website
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When all of the above steps are complete, enter this section of the SSL/TLS manager.  Select the URL you want the Certificate to protect from the drop down box.  If the above steps were completed successfully, the page will reload with all of the required information in the text boxes.  You just need to then scroll down and click the "Install Certificate" button.



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