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This documentation is for cPanel & WHM version 80 EDGE builds.  The "RELEASE" version of our documentation can be found in the Version 78 Documentation space.


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Overview

This interface allows you to log in to a user's cPanel interface to purchase an SSL certificate for them through cPanel's SSL/TLS Wizard  interface (cPanel >> Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Wizard). 

The interface displays a list of cPanel accounts on the server and their primary domain names.

Important:

Certificate Authority Authentication (CAA) records in the domain's zone file restrict which Certificate Authorities (CA) may issue certificates for that domain. If no CAA records exist for a domain, all CAs can issue certificates for that domain. If conflicting CAA records already exist, remove the existing CAA records or add one for the desired CA.

For example, a CAA record for Sectigo® would resemble the following example, where example.com represents the domain name:

example.com. 86400 IN CAA 0 issue "sectigoca.com"

You can manage CAA records through WHM's Edit DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone) or through cPanel's Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor).

For more information about a CA's requirements, read their documentation.

Note:

This interface automatically enables the following required features to purchase and install SSL certificates from cPanel's SSL/TLS Wizard interface (cPanel >> Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Wizard) for the user:

  • cPanel Market — market
  • SSL Host Installer — sslinstall
  • SSL/TLS Wizard — tls_wizard

For more information, read our Feature Manager documentation.