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How to Install SSL certificate on Ubutu

I recently bought SSL certificate from GoDaddy but have no clue on how to install the SSL certificate on the Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64 with Nodejs on it.


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Hello there,

You can check our tutorial on How To Install an SSL Certificate from a Commercial Certificate Authority

This article covers the process on how to install the SSL acquired from GoDaddy, the direct link is:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority#example-ca-2-godaddy

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hi iko,

I’m trying to follow these steps for APACHE but after i finish entering the information for the certificate request my /etc/apache2/ssl/ folder is still empty. I’m not sure how create/find my SSLCertificateFile and other files.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

What web server are you using? First you need to Download your SSL RAR/Zip/Tar file from GoDaddy, extract it to your temporary folder. That the extract files usually contain the yourdomain.crt and yourdomain.ca-bundle. <br> <br>APACHE <br>======== <br>- If Apache, follow the instructions on the steps to create a ssl folder: <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-create-a-ssl-certificate-on-apache-for-ubuntu-12-04 <br> <br>- Generate SSL using goDaddy methode on ssl folder: <br>http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/5269/generating-a-certificate-signing-request-csr-apache-2x <br> <br>Edit Apache default-SSL configuration (READ STEP FOUR) : <br> <br> SSLEngine on <br> SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.crt <br> SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.key <br> SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/yourdomain.ca-bundle <br> <br>* add line SSLCertificateChainFile and add yourdomain.ca-bundle from GoDaddy file <br> <br>Change apache.crt and apache.key your extract file. <br> apache.crt = Your .crt file / example : yourdomain.crt << GoDaddy crt file <br> apache.key = Your .key file / example : yourdomain.key <br> <br>Don’t forget to enable SSL mod: <br> sudo a2enmod ssl <br> <br>NGINX <br>====== <br>- Follow the instructions on the steps to create a ssl folder: <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-create-a-ssl-certificate-on-nginx-for-ubuntu-12-04 <br> <br>- Generate SSL with goDaddy method on ssl folder: <br>http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/3601/generating-a-certificate-signing-request-nginx <br> <br>Edit NGINX default-SSL configuration (READ STEP FIVE): <br> <br> ssl on; <br> ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/server.crt; <br> ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/server.key; <br> <br>Change server.crt and server.key your extract file. <br> server.crt = Your .crt file / example : yourdomain.crt << GoDaddy crt file <br> server.key = Your .key file / example : yourdomain.key <br> <br>* “yourdomain.key” is your generate SSL file using goDaddy method. <br>* Copy all extract files to Apache/NGINX SSL folder <br>* Restart your web server (Apache/NGINX). <br>* Remove your temporary extract SSL folder.