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How to upload a .pfx ssl cert to ubuntu

I have been attempting to upload a wildcard cert that is already keyed by another machine. We get the SSL from Entrust and we use it on multiple webservers. How can I upload a .pfx in Ubuntu droplet? I have the key, but can’t find how to upload the .pfx itself. I am used to Windows webservers and uploading certificates and all the support articles are for getting a certificate through Let’s encrypt and assume you are keying that certificate to that server.


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Bobby Iliev
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June 16, 2024

Hey!

What I could suggest here is to use Filezilla as you can install it directly on your Windows laptop and use it to connect to your Droplet.

You can follow the steps here on how to do that:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

An alternative option is to use a CLI tool like scp or rsync but for that you would need to have WLS setup on your Windows PC:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories

Let me know how it goes!

- Bobby

KFSys
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June 16, 2024

Heya @angelastephens,

You can upload the certifcate to your Ubuntu Droplet using a tool like FileZilla or using commands like scp.

If you wish to use the FileZilla tool, check this article here please:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

It will help you through the proccess of uploading a file to your Droplet.

If you want to use the scp command, check this discussion

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-copy-files-from-one-server-to-another-droplet

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