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:
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.
A new key can be added manually or uploaded using a
To upload a key, begin under the Upload a New Key heading:
Remember: Click the Install button to properly install the private key to the server.
If an entirely new key is needed:
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.
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:
Remember: You must have a key prior to generating a signing request.
When installing a trusted certificate obtained through an SSL provider, use the features beneath the Upload a New Certificate heading.
To upload the certificate:
*.crtfile using the Choose File button.
If the SSL certificate is self-signed, it can be generated under Generate a New Certificate:
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.
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