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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

(Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Manager >> Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.)

Overview

This feature allows you to generate a new certificate or upload an existing certificate.

Upload an Existing Certificate

There are two ways to upload a certificate: you can paste the certificate into the text box, or you can browse for the certificate.

To paste a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Upload a New Private Key heading, paste a certificate in the Paste the key below: text box.
  2. In the Description: text box, you can write a brief description about this certificate. This step is optional.
  3. Click the Save button to upload your certificate.
  4. You will be taken to a new screen with a message of success or failure.

To browse for a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Choose a certificate file. (.crt) heading, click the Choose File button to upload a .crt file.
  2. In the Description: text box, you can write a brief description about this certificate. This step is optional.
  3. Click Upload Certificate.
  4. You will be taken to a new screen with a message of success or failure.

Generate a New Certificate

To generate a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Generate a New Certificate heading, select the key from the Key menu.
    • When you select a key, the View & Edit option appears. You can click the link to view and edit the information for your private key.
    • If the desired key does not appear in the menu, you may need to use the Private Keys feature to add a new private key. For more information, view our Private Keys documentation.
  2. Enter the appropriate information in the text boxes below the menu.
  3. Click the Generate button.

To generate a self-signed SSL certificate under Generate a New Certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the key from the menu.
  2. Enter the appropriate information in the text boxes below.
  3. Click the Generate button.

A certificate that is generated and self-signed 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.

Delete a certificate

To delete a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under Certificates on Server, click Delete in the Actions column next to the host.
  2. You will be taken to a new screen. Click the Delete Certificates button to confirm. A message of success or failure will appear.

Edit and view details about a certificate

You can view and edit the current description of a certificate. You can also view the encoded private key and decoded private key.

To edit a description or view a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Certificates on Server heading, click Edit & View in the Actions column next to the host.
  2. You will be taken to a new screen where you can see the description, the encoded certificate, and the decoded certificate. You can copy and paste this information.
  3. You can edit the Description: text box, and then click the Update Description button. A message of success or failure will appear next to the Description: text box.

Install a certificate

To install a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Certificates on Server heading, click Install in the Actions column next to the host.
  2. You will be taken to the Activate and Manage SSL on Your Website (HTTPS) section of the Manage SSL Hosts screen.
  3. For more information, view our documentation about how to activate SSL on your website.