Cpanel - SSL Certificates

Generate an SSL certificate and Signing Request:

Overview:

You can generate an SSL certificate, consisting of an RSA private key and certificate, for any domain using WebHost Manager. An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a public key which is verified by a trusted organization (in this case RSA Data Security, Inc., a recognized world leader in cryptography and the global de facto standard for public key cryptography and digital signatures). This will allow viewers of an SSL site to verify the identity of the web site by its public key.

Steps:

  1. To access the Web SSL/TLS Menu, click on Web SSL/TLS, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
  2. Click on Generate an SSL certificate and Signing Request.
  3. Enter the email address to send the certificate to in the Email Address the Cert will be sent to field.
  4. Enter the domain that the domain is being created for in the Host to make cert for field.
  5. Enter the administration details of the certificate in the Country, State, City, Company Name, Company Division, and Email fields.
  6. Enter the password for the certificate in the Password field.

Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain:

Overview:

Once you have generated or received an SSL certificate (refer to Generating an SSL certificate for more information), you can install the certificate using WebHost Manager. You need both the certificate and key files to install the certificate.

Steps:

  1. To access the Web SSL/TLS Menu, click on Web SSL/TLS, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
  2. Click on the Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain link in the SSL/TLS menu.
  3. Enter the domain name, user name, and IP address for the certificate in the Domain, User, and IP Address fields.
  4. Click on Fetch to paste the .key and .crt files for the domain into the available display spaces, if they are currently on your server. Otherwise, copy and paste the .key and .crt files into the available display areas.

    NOTE: If you generated the certificate using WebHost Manager, the certificate files will be available. Refer to Generating an SSL certificate for more information.

  5. Paste the ca bundle for the certificate in the bottom display area, if required.
  6. Click on Do it.

List SSL Hosts:

Overview:

You can display a list of all the SSL hosts installed on your server at any time.

Steps:

  1. To access the Web SSL/TLS Menu, click on Web SSL/TLS, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
  2. Click on List SSL Hosts.
  3. The list of installed SSL hosts will be displayed.

Purchase & Install SSL Certificate:

Overview:

You need to purchase an SSL certificate to provide secure access for your customers to their web server. You can purchase and install an SSL certificate from an online vendor through WebHost Manager.

Steps:

  1. To access the Web SSL/TLS Menu, click on Web SSL/TLS, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
  2. Click on the Purchase & Install SSL Certificate link in the SSL/TLS menu.
  3. Click on the graphic of the company from which you want to purchase an SSL certificate.
  4. Enter the host\'s domain name in the Certificate Hostname field.
  5. Enter the principal contact\'s first and last name and email address in the Full Name and Email Address fields.
  6. Enter the name of the company the certificate is for, the company division, and the company\'s mailing address in the Company Name, Company Division, and Mailing Address fields.
  7. Enter the city, state, and country code in the City, State, and Country fields.
  8. Enter the postal code and phone number for the contact in the Postal Code and Phone Number fields.
  9. Click on the type of certificate that you want to purchase from the Certificate Type drop-down list. The current price list is available underneath the form.
  10. Click on the Standard Trust Logo and/or Credit Card Trust Logo tick boxes, as required.
  11. Click on the radio button for the number of servers you want and the number of years for which you want the certificate to be valid.
  12. Enter the password for the certificate owner in the Challenge Password field.
  13. Click on Continue.
  14. Copy the RSA Private Key and Certificate Request values to a separate file for safe keeping.
  15. Click on Continue.
  16. Pay the online vendor for the certificate that you have ordered.

Delete a SSL Host:

Overview:

Delete a SSL host when you no longer need that SSL certificate.

Steps:

  1. To access the Web SSL/TLS Menu, click on Web SSL/TLS, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
  2. Click on Delete a SSL Host.
  3. Click on the tick box next to the SSL host that you want to delete and click on Delete.

 

SSL Manager:

Overview:

The SSL Manager enables you to view and download currently available keys, certificates, and certificate request files. This enables you to keep track of certificates that you have generated with WebHost Manager.

Steps:

  1. To access the SSL/TLS Menu, click on SSL/TLS, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
  2. Click on SSL Manager.
  3. Click on the [img]http://http:/www.cpanel.net/docs/whm/disk.bmp[/img] button to view the text of a file or the [img]http://http:/www.cpanel.net/docs/whm/magnify.bmp[/img] button to view the binary form of the file.