How do I apply an SSL Certificate?

This article applies to 123 Reg SSL Certificates

This article will show you how to apply your newly purchased SSL certificate to a domain name.

  • Step 1 of 7

    Once in your 123 Reg user control panel, scroll down to the Security section and click on the Manage link.

  • Step 2 of 7

    On the SSL overview page click on the Assign link to configure the SSL order.

  • Step 3 of 7

    In the Domain field enter the domain name the SSL is for and press the Go button.

  • Step 4 of 7

    Enter your details, the approval email address and your CSR.

    Select one of the approver mails listed in order to receive an approval email. You will have the choice from:

    • admin@yourdomain.co.uk
    • administrator@yourdomain.co.uk 
    • hostmaster@yourdomain.co.uk
    • postmaster@yourdomain.co.uk
    • webmaster@yourdomain.co.uk
    • admin@www.yourdomain.co.uk
    • administrator@www.yourdomain.co.uk
    • hostmaster@www.yourdomain.co.uk
    • postmaster@www.yourdomain.co.uk
    • webmaster@www.yourdomain.co.uk

    Please note: If you do not have one of these email addresses set up for the domain name you are purchasing the SSL certificate for you will need to set one up.

    Please note: During the order process, if you are purchasing an SSL certificate to use in conjunction with a 123 Reg hosting package, please choose the auto CSR option and follow the on-screen instructions. If you are purchasing an SSL certificate as a standalone product, you will need to have your CSR ready, please choose the manual CSR option and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Tip: If you are unsure of how to obtain a CSR for purchasing an SSL certificate as a standalone product, please view our extensive SSL support articles for information on how to generate your CSR using various operating systems.

  • Step 5 of 7

    Your certificate will now show as in progress in the SSL overview section.

  • Step 6 of 7

    An email is then sent to the approval email address you selected during the order process.

    Important: If you are purchasing an Organisational SSL or an Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL), you will be contacted by Starfield Technologies via the contact information you have provided during the purchase procedure to complete your order. Please be aware that our partners’ vetting procedures are compulsory and their ruling in the matter is final.

  • Step 7 of 7

    Click on the link contained in the email sent to complete the order of your SSL certificate.

Please note: If you are purchasing an SSL certificate for your shared hosting package, we will automatically install the certificate for you. If you are purchasing an SSL certificate as a standalone product, you will need to install the certificate yourself. Please view our extensive SSL support articles for information on how to install your SSL certificate using various operating systems.