Installing your SSL: Apache (Open SSL)

To install your SSL certificate, you will need to do the following:

For Apache v1.X

2

Copy your SSL Certificate out of the order fulfilment e-mail and paste it into a text editor and save as mydomain.crt.

3

Copy mydomain.crt and intermediate.pem to the directory in which you plan to store your certificates.

4

Open your httpd.conf file (some installations keep the SSL section separately in the ssl.conf file) using a text editor, and locate the virtual host section for the site for which the SSL Certificate will secure.

Your virtual host section will need to contain the following directives:

  • SSLCertificateChainFile - This will need to point to the appropriate Intermediate root CA certificates.
  • SSLCertificateFile - This will need to point to the end entity certificate (the one you have called mydomain.crt)
  • SSLCertificateKeyFile - This will need to point to the private key file associated with your certificate.
5

Save the changes to the file and quit the text editor.

6

Restart apache.

For Apache 2.X

1

Download the appropriate root certificate and save it in a text editor as gs_root.pem:

DomainSSL and OrganisationSSL:

https://support.globalsign.com/customer/portal/articles/1224583-root-intermediate-certificate-bundles

ExtendedSSL:

http://www.globalsign.com/support/root-certificate/root-globalsign-rc2.php

3

Copy your SSL Certificate out of the order fulfilment e-mail and paste it into a text editor and save as mydomain.crt.

4

Copy mydomain.crt and intermediate.pem to the directory in which you plan to store your certificates.

5

Open your httpd.conf file (some installations keep the SSL section separately in the ssl.conf file) using a text editor and locate the virtual host section for the site for which the SSL Certificate will secure.

Your virtual host section will need to contain the following directives:

  • SSLCACertificateFile - This will need to point to the appropriate root CA certificate.
  • SSLCertificateChainFile - This will need to point to the appropriate intermediate root CA certificates you previously created in Step 1 above.
  • SSLCertificateFile - This will need to point to the end entity certificate (the one you have called mydomain.crt)
  • SSLCertificateKeyFile - This will need to point to the private key file associated with your certificate.
6

Save the changes to the file and quit the text editor.

7

Restart apache.

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