SSL for Droplet w/CentOS 7.3.1611 x64

Posted April 21, 2017 1.9k views

I need to find out how to install an SSL certificate on a droplet running CentOS 7.3.1611 x64. I don’t see any articles on SSL related specifically to CentOS. We’ll likely use either DigiCert or Comodo.



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There’s really not an OS-specific guide. How you go about setting up an SSL Certificate depends on your choice of web server (i.e. Apache, NGINX, …).

Many of the guides simply choose Ubuntu instead of X, Y, Z OS as it’s a popular choice and provides LTS releases (Long-Term Support). The OS, however, has nothing to do, overall, with how you’d setup an SSL Certificate as you can place the CRT/PEM files pretty much anywhere and link to them using a defined configuration specific to the web server.

The guide below covers the basics for Apache and NGINX:

by Mitchell Anicas
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...