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Old 6th October 2009, 01:23
obrienj619 obrienj619 is offline
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Default GoDaddy SSL Cert 256bit

I never actually found an article to install step by step GoDaddy SSL certs using 256bit encryption. I figured it out how to actually get an SSL cert working for a website located on my webserver running ISPConfig 2.2.33.

Please note the # symbols should represent your website number.

1. Create the SSL Cert using the ISPConfig Control Panel
2. SSH into ISPConfig Server
3. Move the 4 files created by ISPConfig Control Panel in the
/var/www/web#/ssl folder to a safe place in case you need to recover later.
4. Manually Generate the SSL Certs using OpenSSL
a. from the /var/www/web#/ssl folder type the following command:
openssl genrsa –des3 –out 2048
b. Create Your CSR to send to godaddy
openssl req –new –key –out
c. Rename your key file
d. Unencrypt your key file
openssl rsa –in –out
5. Send your CSR to Godaddy for signing
6. Once you get your signed CSR you can upload the certificates into
the ssl directory. You will typically get two files: and gd_bundle.crt
7. Open Your ISPConfig Control Panel and under the main screen and
add the apache directive:
SSLCertificateChainFile /var/www/web#/ssl/gd_bundle.crt
8. Restart Apache using your ISPConfig Control Panel
9. Test your SSL cert using the https protocol on your website:

Good Luck
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