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Installing wildcard ssl certificate

Hi, I recently bougth wildcard certificate for my domain. But instead of giving me .key file, certificate autority send me file like:

DEADBEEFBA0BsomeHexCodeDEADBEEF comodoca.com

And instruction: “You’re almost done. Upload file to the root directory of *.my.domain. Do not rename the file. If you’re not sure what to do, please contact your hosting provider”

This is situation, where i’m not shure what to do. Could someone direct me what to do? (Offcource my servers host is digitalocean)

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This sounds like a process to verify site ownership (similar to having you create a special CNAME record as google does for some services). I believe they want you to drop this file into your web root for the domain so their systems can then request it from your web service, verify it’s authenticity and thereby confirm your control/ownership of the domain/site. My guess would be that after you do this you will then be provided the certificate for installation.

Gotta love error messages that just off-load the responsibility of helping a customer onto some completely different third party that may not know what at all it is that’s going on.

heh… yeah what @ryanpq said seems to be the case. I did something similar with GoDaddy for an certificate.


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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

This sounds like a process to verify site ownership (similar to having you create a special CNAME record as google does for some services). I believe they want you to drop this file into your web root for the domain so their systems can then request it from your web service, verify it’s authenticity and thereby confirm your control/ownership of the domain/site. My guess would be that after you do this you will then be provided the certificate for installation.

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