I need an SSL certificate for my website. What do I have to do?

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Submitted by till (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2006-08-08 11:54. :: ISPConfig

Activate the option SSL on the tab Basic of the web and go to the tab SSL. Provide your information there (State/county and Organizational unit are optional").

Please leave empty the fields SSL Request and SSL Certificate. Choose Create Certificate under Action and then click on Save.

Afterwards, if you go to the tab SSL again, you will find the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) under SSL Request. Copy the CSR. With this CSR you can apply for an SSL certificate at companies like Verisign (www.verisign.com), Baltimore (www.baltimore.com), Entrust (www.entrust.com), Geotrust (www.geotrust.com), IPSCA (www.ipsca.com) or InstantSSL (www.instantssl.com).

Follow the instructions given on the website of the respective company. (Some companies issue trial certificates.)

After you get your certificate, copy it into the field SSL Certificate and choose Save certificate under Action.

Please note: To secure a website with SSL, you do not have to apply for a certificate at the companies mentioned above. You then have to live with a warning message that pops up in a user's browser as soon as they visit the website. This may be a little irritating.


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Submitted by ekkis (not registered) on Thu, 2009-07-23 23:43.

to eliminate those annoying warnings, you can install the certificate authority in your local machine very easily.

First make it available on the server like this:

cd /var/www/www.example.com/web
ln -s ../ssl/www.example.com.csr CA.csr

next, visit your site with your browser:

http://www.example.com/CA.csr

In Firefox, a dialogue will display allowing you to chose the level of trust.  Click ok and you're done.  The warnings disappear!

Submitted by ekkis (not registered) on Thu, 2009-07-23 23:35.
to eliminate this warning, simply install the certificate authority on your machine

cd /var/www/www.example.com/web
ln -s ../ssl/www.example.com.crt CA.crt

now, in your browser, visit your website:

 http://www.example.com/CA.crt

in Firefox (in OSX), a dialogue is displayed (I can't figure out how to add an image to this post) where you may select the sort of trust you want to allow, just click ok, and the thingy will be installed and your warnings will disappear!

 I couldn't figure out how to add an image to this post but I've put it up on my site at: http://www.arix.com/tmp/CA.crt.png

Submitted by Egyptian Papyrus Art (not registered) on Tue, 2009-04-14 16:34.

Thanks for the information I just need to know what do you recommend for ssl certificate?

 

Submitted by tensor (registered user) on Sat, 2008-01-12 00:58.
Submitted by tensor (registered user) on Sat, 2008-01-12 00:01.
"Create Certificate" is misleading!
It should be named "Create Certificate Signing Request". Or "Create CSR" for short.
"Create Certificate" implies that a self-signed certificate is going to be created which is simply not the case.