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Entrust Datacard SSL/TLS Certificate Installation Guide: cPanel


SSL/TLS Certificate Installation Guide: cPanel

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Need Certificate Signing Request (CSR) help? Please see our technote on how to generate a CSR in cPanel here .

Before you begin...

  • Never share private keys files.
  • If you plan on using the same certificate on multiple servers always transfer the private key using a secure method ( e-mail is not considered a secure method of transfer ).
  • It is best practice to ensure that you have current and up to date Ciphers and Protocols to ensure the best security when deploying a new Private key and Server Certificate.
  • Make sure you run the SSL Server Test at the end of the installation process to check your certificate configuration against SSL/TLS Best Practices.
  • For more information on SSL/TLS Best Practices, click here .

Installing your Entrust SSL/TLS Certificate on CPanel

1. Click the Download button in the pickup wizard to download your certificate files. Clicking the download button will produce a a zip file that contains the following files:

  • ServerCertificate.crt : Your signed SSL/TLS certificate
  • ChainBundle1.crt : The Entrust Certificate chain bundled in a single file

2. Log into your cPanel control panel and locate the SSL/TLS Manager.

3. Click on Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates .

4. In the Upload a New Certificate section , click on the Browse button under the "Paste crt below" box and point to your Server Certificate file (ServerCertificate.crt) that you downloaded in the first step. Alternatively, you can also paste the server certificate into the box. To obtain your server certificate in a raw format, rename the ServerCertificate.crt file to ServerCertificate. txt , open the file in notepad, and copy and paste the certificate into the input box.

5. Click the Upload button.

6. Click Go Back and click Return to SSL Manager .

7. Click on Setup a SSL certificate to work with your site . If this option is not available, please contact your web hosting provider as this option may have been disabled.

8. Select the domain in question from the Domain drop down menu. If this option is not available or does not work, please contact your web hosting provider.

9. Under the C A Bundle box, click the browse button and point to the Chain Bundle file downloaded in step 1. If your CPanel interface does not display a browse button, you can paste the Chain Bundle into the input box. To obtain your server certificate in a raw format, rename the ChainBundle1.crt file to ChainBundle1. txt , open the file in notepad, and copy and paste the certificate into the box.

10. Click Install Certificate to complete the SSL installation and configuration process. You may need to contact your web hosting providing to restart the Apache services to complete the installation process. Double check your website to see if the new certificate is being presented.

Your SSL/TLS certificate installation is complete.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Entrust Certificate Services Support department for further assistance:

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 8:00 PM ET to Friday 8:00 PM ET
North America (toll free): 1-866-267-9297
Outside North America: 1-613-270-2680 (or see the list below)
NOTE: It is very important that international callers dial the UITF format exactly as indicated. Do not dial an extra "1" before the "800" or your call will not be accepted as an UITF toll free call.

Country Number
Australia 0011 - 800-3687-7863
Austria 00 - 800-3687-7863
Belgium 00 - 800-3687-7863
Denmark 00 - 800-3687-7863
Finland 990 - 800-3687-7863 (Telecom Finland)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Finnet)
France 00 - 800-3687-7863
Germany 00 - 800-3687-7863
Hong Kong 001 - 800-3687-7863 (Voice)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Fax)
Ireland 00 - 800-3687-7863
Israel 014 - 800-3687-7863
Italy 00 - 800-3687-7863
Japan 001 - 800-3687-7863 (KDD)
004 - 800-3687-7863 (ITJ)
0061 - 800-3687-7863 (IDC)
Korea 001 - 800-3687-7863 (Korea Telecom)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Dacom)
Malaysia 00 - 800-3687-7863
Netherlands 00 - 800-3687-7863
New Zealand 00 - 800-3687-7863
Norway 00 - 800-3687-7863
Singapore 001 - 800-3687-7863
Spain 00 - 800-3687-7863
Sweden 00 - 800-3687-7863 (Telia)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Tele2)
Switzerland 00 - 800-3687-7863
Taiwan 00 - 800-3687-7863
United Kingdom 00 - 800-3687-7863
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