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How to install Already signed RapidSSL (name.com) certificate on Ubuntu 16.04

December 2, 2016 248 views
Apache Ubuntu 16.04

I already have signed SSL certificate with Rapid SSL through name.com, I received server certificate, CA certificate and root from them.

I have checked different guides here but all of them provide you .csr that you use to sign and ssl. but I already have an SSL.

My question is how to install this to my server. Do I still need to generate .csr and .key files on ubuntu as explained in a tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority?

And should i follow everything there? Or do I have to skip something?

4 Answers

How did you got SSL cert without .csr? There is name.com docs for obtaining cert and it does require .csr if you don't use name.com hosting.

Setting up an SSL when not hosted with Name.com - name.com.
To obtain CSR you need to follow tutorial you linked - How To Install an SSL Certificate from a Commercial Certificate Authority.

Make sure you didn't followed this steps Setting up an SSL Certificate hosted with us - name.com as this doesn't work with any non-name.com provider.

This tutorial will show you how to acquire and install an SSL certificate from a trusted, commercial Certificate Authority (CA). SSL certificates allow web servers to encrypt their traffic, and also offer a mechanism to validate server identities to their visitors. The...

My website is already working on another host. I want to transfer it to this host. I generated that SSL for that host. Do I need to buy another ssl now?

There is no option for reissuing it on name.com. As this is RapidSSL certificate, can I do it directly at RapidSSL website?

Never worked with name.com or RapidSSL, but you if you can manage cert from RapidSSL site, go ahead and try it.

If not, look around is there name.com support, hopefully they can help you with cert.

In case you can't reissue it, you could be out of luck, but we'll try to find fix. =)

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