Installing your SSL: Apache (Open SSL)

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

For Apache v1.X

Step 1 of 5

Download the appropriate Intermediate Certificate(s) and save it in a text editor as intermediate.pem

Step 2 of 5

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

Step 3 of 5

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

Step 4 of 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:

  • SSLCertificateChainFile – This will need to point to the appropriate Intermediate CA certificate.
  • 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.
Step 5 of 5

Save the changes to the file and quit the text editor. Then restart Apache.

For Apache 2.X

Step 1 of 6

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

Step 2 of 6

Download the appropriate Intermediate Certificate(s) and save it in a text editor as intermediate.pem

Step 3 of 6

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

Step 4 of 6

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

Step 5 of 6

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 CA certificate you previously created in Step 2 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.
Step 6 of 6

Save the changes to the file and quit the text editor. Then restart Apache.