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phamels 7th February 2007 11:53

ISPConfig and SSL Certificates
 
Hi,

I'm really very new to SSL Certificates.
I found out on this forum that there is finally an instance that provides SSL Certificates for the right price ... Free ! :) (http://www.cacert.org/)

The thing is, I'm not really familiar with SSL Certs, so i signed up, added a domain to it but now I'm kind of stuck :cool:

Could someone help me with a nice and short description of how what and when with these certificates :D

Thanks a lot !

mphayesuk 7th February 2007 12:47

Just signed upto this myself and I am in the same situation... what to do with them... I will have a look over the next day or two and post anything I find out.

Thanks

till 7th February 2007 12:51

1) Enable SSL in your ISPConfig website and hit save.
2) Go to the new SSL tab in the website settings in ISPConfig, enter the certificate details and select create as action and click on the save button.
Now you will have to wait about a minute.
4) Go to the SSL tab again, now there is a certificate signing request in the one field, use this request to create a certificate a cacert.org.
5) enter the certificate code you got from cacaert.org in the certificate field on the ssl tab in ispconfig, select "save certificate" as action an click on the save button.

mphayesuk 7th February 2007 15:44

Ok makes sense, but in terms of making the cert on cacert, I have added a domain but when I try and create a certificate you are asked to provide a CSR does anyone know what you need to enter in this part of the form and in what format.

Thanks

till 7th February 2007 15:50

CSR = certificate signing request, please see my post above where you get this data from.

mphayesuk 7th February 2007 16:00

Ok seems to work sort of... but the fact that you can only have one ssl per ip address is still the case ?

Is there a way around this?

Thanks

till 7th February 2007 16:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by mphayesuk
Ok seems to work sort of... but the fact that you can only have one ssl per ip address is still the case ?

yes.

Quote:

Is there a way around this?
No. This limitation is part of the SSL protocaol, so its neither a apache nor ispconfig limitation.

mphayesuk 7th February 2007 16:37

Fine thanks for your help

phamels 8th February 2007 17:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by till
1) Enable SSL in your ISPConfig website and hit save.
2) Go to the new SSL tab in the website settings in ISPConfig, enter the certificate details and select create as action and click on the save button.
Now you will have to wait about a minute.
4) Go to the SSL tab again, now there is a certificate signing request in the one field, use this request to create a certificate a cacert.org.
5) enter the certificate code you got from cacaert.org in the certificate field on the ssl tab in ispconfig, select "save certificate" as action an click on the save button.

Hi Till !

Thanks again for such a great and fast response.
Seems to be a problem with my ISPConfig tough, doesn't seem to create me the request code.
where should I start debugging ? :)


Kind regards


Pieter

Daisy 8th February 2007 17:49

I'm having the same problem. No CSR showing in it's field but can create one manually.


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