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Complete Guide to setup SSL for your website on cPanel
Posted by Noble M on 01 July 2014 07:56 PM

You can install an SSL certificate on your Linux Hosting Package with these 5 easy steps:

Step 1: Generate a Private Key

  1. Login to cPanel

  2. Click on SSL/TLS Manager in the Security section

  3. Click on Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys under Private Keys (KEY)

  4. Set the Key Size to 2,048 bits

  5. You can leave the Description blank

  6. Click on Generate

That’s it. You’ve generated the KEY for the SSL

 

Step 2: Generate a Public Key (Certificate Signing Request)

  1. Click on Return to SSL Manager

  2. Click on Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests under Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)

  3. Select the Key you’ve generated

  4. Enter your domain name for which you’d like to install SSL
    Note - If you’d like to install the certificate for www.yourdomain.com, enter the www.yourdomain.com in this field and not just yourdomain.com

  5. Fill in your company details along with the email address

  6. Set a random alphanumeric Passphrase (For example - abc123)

  7. You can leave the Description blank

  8. Click on Generate

  9. Copy & Paste the Encoded Certificate Signing Request into a notepad file

That’s it. You generated the CSR for the SSL

 

Step 3: Enrolling the Certificate

If you’ve got your SSL or Digital Certificate from us, refer this article to enroll your certificate.

If you’ve got it from another provider, you can contact them to enroll the certificate using the CSR that you’ve generated

 

Step 4: Upload the Certificate

  1. Login to cPanel

  2. Click on SSL/TLS Manager in the Security section

  3. Click on Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates under Certificates (CRT)

  4. You can leave the Description blank

  5. Click on Save Certificate

Just a few more steps to go, we promise.

 

Step 5: Installing the Certificate

  1. Click on Return to SSL Manager

  2. Click on Manage SSL sites under Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)

  3. Select your domain name from the drop down for which you’ve uploaded the certificate

  4. Click on Autofill by Domain

  5. Now based on your Digital Certificate purchase, you need to copy(all 3 certificates on page) the Certificate Authority Bundle (CA Bundle) using the links given below:
    For Positive SSL: Positive SSL CA bundle
    For Comodo SSL:  Comodo SSL CA bundle
    For Postive SSL Wildcard:
    Positive SSL Wildcard

  6. Replace it with the existing Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE) that you see on the cPanel

  7. Click on Install Certificate

  8. Click on OK

That’s it and you’re done. Give it about an hour for the changes to reflect and you’ll see your website resolving on https

 

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