How to install SSL certificates on Vesta Panel

12 January 2016, Tuesday 0 Comments

CSR Code Creation and SSL Certificate Installation

In this tutorial, we will be looking at how you can successfully add SSL certificates to your site to make it more secure and to transfer queries/submissions within a secure connection.

Step 1: Navigate to the “Web” section of your control panel and click on “Edit” next to your preferred domain.

Step 2: Place a tick on the “SSL Support / Generate CSR” text box. Click on the “Generate CSR” link as shown above. Fill in the following details as appropriate:

Step 3: You will receive a notification on the top saying “Certificate has been generated successfully”. However, this is only a self-signed certificate. You will only need to take note of the SSL CSR and the SSL KEY. Make sure you store these somewhere safe (i.e. on a word document) and follow to the next step.

Step 4: Go to your SSL validation registrar (such as namecheap or startssl). This is the place where you registered your certificate. When you activate it, you will be told to enter your CSR code. As noted in Step 4, copy and paste the code and follow your registrar’s procedures. You should receive an email with your actual certificate information.

Step 5: Fill in the details as follows. Click the “Save” button on the bottom of the panel and you’re done. If you receive any kind of errors, such as “Error: ssl key is not valid”, please double check the information.

If at this point, you are having no luck, we would strongly recommend contacting the place where you bought it from.

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