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Install SSL Certificate Stronghold

Download and copy your certificate files to your server

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.

Install the SSL Server Certificate File

  1. Open your SSL Certificate file your_domain_com.txt in Notepad or other simple text editor (Not Word).
  2. If you already have a temporary cert in your /ServerRoot/ssl/certs directory, move or delete it. Run the command getca servername where "servername" is the same name created during generation of the key or certificate request ("genkey servername" or "genreq servername").
  3. Paste the contents (everything) of your_domain_com.txt into the terminal window where you've run "getca".
  4. Enter Control-D or the appropriate EOF character for your terminal.

Install the Intermediate CA File

  1. Copy the GeoTrust_Intermediate.txt file to your /ssl/certs/ directory and rename it to GeoTrust_Intermediate.crt
  2. Change the SSLCACertificateFile directive in your httpd.conf file so that it points to the correct path to the intermediate cert as follows.
    SSLCACertificateFile ss/certs/GeoTrust_Intermediate.crt
  3. Restart your Stronghold server

Verify Installation

 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, enter 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.

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Please contact our support team if you have any additional problems or questions.

Mar 20, 2018