Download your SSL certificate and support files by clicking on the download link in your fulfillment email or from your GeoCerts SSL Manager account. Unzip the files and copy them into the directory where you will keep your certificates. Some files in the zip may or may not be used depending on your server type.
Nginx requires a single file that contains the SSL Server Certificate stacked on top of the GeoTrust intermediate. The SSL Server Certificate (your_domain_com.txt) must be first in the stack. You can accomplish this by running this command:
cat GeoTrust_Intermediate.txt >> your_domain_com.txt
This will append the intermediate to SSL cert file.
Next change the filename for your_domain_com.txt to your_domain_com.crt.
Locate your Nginx configuration file and enter the full path to your concatenated SSL server certificate file and private key.
Since Nginx version 0.7.14 the preferred way of enabling SSL is by using the `ssl` parameter of the `listen` directive:
listen 443 default ssl;
After making changes to your config file it is good practice to check the file for syntax errors before attempting to use it. The following command will determin there are errors.
sudo nginx -t -c /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
Restart your Nginx web server:
sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart
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 will be displayed in the locked position if your certificate is installed correctly and the server is properly configured for SSL.
Nginx HttpSslModule: http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpSslModule