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Install SSL Certificate WebSTAR

Import and Install the SSL Server Certificate

  1. Your SSL server certificate will be sent to you by email. The email message includes the server certificate that you purchased in the body of the email message. It will be labled "Server Certificate (public key)". It is also downloadable from your SSL Manager account (recommended). Copy the certificate from the body of the email and paste it into a simple text editor, such as Vi or Notepad (do not use MS Word).

    Copy Certificate to Notepad
  2. Save the file to your server as public.pem.
  3. Go to the WebSTAR ADMIN utility.
  4. Open Server Settings under Edit.
  5. Select SSL Security.
  6. Select your server IP address on the upper panel.
  7. Select SSL2&SSL3 on the lower panel in the Security Drop Down Menu.
  8. Click the Choose button to select your new certificate file location for public.pem under SSL Certificate File.
  9. Click the Choose button to select its matching private key file location under Private Key File.
  10. Type your private key password.
  11. Select all encryption options, except MAC (No Encryption).
  12. Save and then exit the utility.
  13. Stop and then Start your WebSTAR server.

Verify Installation

New To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use our Certificate Installation Checker.

Test your SSL certificate by using a browser to connect to your server. Use the https protocol directive. For example, if your SSL was issued to secure.mysite.com, enter https://secure.mysite.com into your browser.

Your browser's padlock icon Browser padlock will be displayed in the locked position if your certificate is installed correctly and the server is properly configured for SSL.

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