Verify Domain ZeroSSL


I need to add an SSL certificate verify my domain using HTTP File Upload but when I want to verify it with the following steps:

1 - Download your Auth File using the following link: Download Auth File 2 - Upload the Auth File to your HTTP server under: /.well-known/pki-validation/ 3 - Make sure your file is available under the following link: http://ip_server_address/.well-known/pki-validation/F0DFDB385C2AA2AEA06TG64F7A0D71833.txt

I don’t know where is the folder where I have to upload the .txt file?


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Hi @esyassine,

You’ll need to create that folder in your website’s root directory. Basically where your website’s folder is. Usually, it’s located in /var/www/ where is your actual domain.

In the folder, you create two additional folders: .well-know and in it pki-validation. In the folders, you should be able to add the said .txt authentication file.

If the path to your webroot is not /var/www/, you’ll need to check it from your WebService’s configuration file. To check which Webservice you are running (Apache/Nginx). SSH to your droplet and run the following command

netstat -tulpen | grep 80

If you see Nginx in the output, then you should search for the configuration file in /etc/nginx. If it’s Apache2 that you see, you can search for your domain’s configuration file in /etc/apache2/.

Regards, KFSys