The SSL and TLS features are intended to make your website more secure. These features generate and manage SSL certificates, signing requests, and keys. This is useful for websites that will use logins and credit card numbers, since information will be sent to and from your website over the Internet as encrypted data versus plain text. This makes it difficult for malicious users to intercept communications between visitors and your website.
To begin, select a link underneath 1 of the 3 headings:
- Private Keys (KEY)
- Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)
- Certificates (CRT)
These links provide access points that generate, view, or delete keys, requests, and certificates.
Note: Adding a private key is the first step in setting up an SSL certificate for your site. It is highly recommended that SSL certificates be used if your visitors will be submitting sensitive information to your website.
- Add a Private Key
- Upload an Existing Key
- Generate a New Key
- Remove a Key on Server
- Show Details about a Key on Server
- Add a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
- Generate a New Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
- Remove a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
- Show Details about a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
- Add a Certificate
- Upload an Existing Certificate
- Generate a New Certificate
- Remove a Certificate
- Show Details about a Certificate
- Manage Certificate Sharing
A new key can be added manually or uploaded using a
To upload a key, begin under the Upload a New Key heading:
- Enter your domain name in the Domain the key is for field.
- Paste a key below or click the Choose File button to upload a
- Click the Install button to properly install the private key to the server.
If an entirely new key is needed:
- Select the desired domain name from the pull-down menu, or type it into the Host field.
- Select the desired key size from the pull-down menu.
- Click the Generate button to generate the new key.
The key will automatically be installed on the server and will appear in the list under the Keys on Server heading once it has been generated.
Click Remove to the right of the appropriate domain in the Keys on Server table. Then, click Yes to confirm.
Click Show Details to the right of the appropriate domain in the Keys on Server table.
The signing request form is required for obtaining a certificate from an SSL provider. The SSL provider may require information in a specific way. If this is true for your SSL provider, take the steps to make sure the information is presented in the required way.
To generate a CSR:
- Select the host from the Host pull-down menu.
- Fill in the rest of the appropriate information in the fields below the menu.
- Click the Generate button.
Remember: You must have a key prior to generating a signing request.
To remove a CSR:
- Click Remove to the right of the appropriate domain in the Certificate Signing Requests on Server table.
- Click Yes to confirm.
To show details about a CSR, click Show Details to the right of the appropriate domain in the _Certificate Signing Requests on Server table.
When installing a trusted certificate obtained through an SSL provider, use the features beneath the Upload a New Certificate heading.
To upload the certificate:
- Paste the certificate into the text box, or upload a
*.crtfile using the Choose File button.
- Click the Upload button to install the certificate onto the server.
If the SSL certificate is self-signed, it can be generated under Generate a New Certificate:
- Select the host from the pull-down menu.
- Key-in the remaining information.
- Click Generate.
When the certificate is generated and self-signed, it will automatically be installed on the server.
Note: Self-signed certificates are generally reserved for intranet uses. To use a certificate on the Internet, you should use a third-party service. Consult your favorite search engine to shop for SSL providers.
To remove a certificate:
- Click Remove to the right of the appropriate host in the Certificates on Server table.
- Click Yes to confirm.
Click Show Details to the right of the appropriate host in the Certificates on Server table.
If you are the server administrator, you can choose to allow your customers to share your SSL certificate.
- Click Change Certificate Sharing Permissions to begin.
- On the Manage SSL Certificate Sharing screen, click Enable Sharing.
- Click Disable Sharing if you want to disallow users from sharing your certificate.
- Under the Certificate Linking heading, select a domain to see an accurate link example.
- Your customers can share your SSL certificate at this URL, if you enabled sharing.
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