What is the certificate, private key, and intermediate certs of the certificate generated using Let's Encrypt in Digital Ocean?

Posted September 4, 2019 2.9k views
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I am using Digital Ocean to manage my domains. I am trying to deploy my static site via Netlify with HTTPS support, but it requires me to install custom certificate, which needs certificate, private key, and intermediate certs.

I generated a free cert in Digital Ocean with Let’s Encrypt, however, in the dashboard, it only tells me fingerprint (SHA1).

Is there any way I can obtain certificate, private key, and intermediate certs so that I can provide them to Netlify domain management

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The certificates created in your DigitalOcean account will only work for our Load Balancers product, and not for another hosting. So, you won’t be able to see the certificate, private key, and intermediate certificate on the Droplet or account.

If you want to certificate for the web-server, depending on the web-server you are running the following guides will help you get your SSLs installed using Letsencrypt as well as set up automatic renewal.



If you are still having any doubt, it may be best to reach out to our Support team with your registered email account. Let me know if you have any other questions.

by Mitchell Anicas
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Let's Encrypt to obtain a free SSL certificate and use it with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also show you how to automatically renew your SSL certificate. If you're running a different web server, simply follow your web server's documentation to learn how to use the certificate with your setup.