How can I install a Comodo Essential SSL certificate on my Centos 6.0 droplet

January 26, 2014 15.6k views
Could someone please guide me through the steps of installing the Comodo Essential SSL certificate on my Centos 6.0 droplet. Thanks Ankit Yadav
10 Answers
It depends on what you want to use it for? A mail server? A web server?
@Pablo I want to use it as a web server.
What webserver are you using? Apache?
@Kamal Nasser I will be using Apache.
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial explains how to create a self-signed SSL certificate, how to add it to your server, and how to configure the SSL file to display the certificate to the world. A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site's information and create a more secure connection. Certificate Authorities can issue SSL certificates that verify the server's details while a self-signed certificate has no 3rd party corroboration. This tutorial is written for Apache on a Centos server.
@ Kamal Nasser Thanks for the articles, but one question these articles show how to install self signed certificates, but can I install ssl validated by Comodo using the same procedure?
@snaphoteldeal: Yes, you can install a Comodo SSL cert as long as you do what I said (follow the first article, stop at step 3, follow steps 2 & 3 of the second article, and proceed with the first article).
I'm trying to follow https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-create-a-ssl-certificate-on-apache-for-ubuntu-12-04 (this is my droplet's setup)

this is a virtual host, wit several sites, one of which I want to run an ecommerce site on, and need SSL

I want to move a SSL certificate from another host. The certificate is provided by comodo

when I edit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl
I See
SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key


the files I brought over from the old server are
ca.crt
server.crt
server.key
(no .PEM file -is that a problem?)

located as directed in /etc/apache2/ssl/


Should I change /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl to point to the new docs?

will it break my sftp setup?

thanks!
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial explains how to create a self-signed SSL certificate, how to add it to your server, and how to configure the SSL file to display the certificate to the world. A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site's information and create a more secure connection. Certificate Authorities can issue SSL certificates that verify the server's details while a self-signed certificate has no 3rd party corroboration. This tutorial is written for Apache on an Ubuntu server.
Hi Ankit Yadav

Please check in this link
https://support.comodo.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=964&ratingconfirm=1

You get answers for question
I wrote a simple guide on installing commercial SSLs: http://fang.ws/blog/how-to-install-ssl-certificate-apache-ubuntu
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