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Can you transfer a SSL cert?

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  1. DWHS.net

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    I'm migrating off an old CPanel server and want to know if I can get the ssl cert off of there for the new server? Otherwise I have to track the SSL cert down off my back up computer ;( Thanks!
     
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    If you select Dedicated IP for the account while transferring it, it should transfer with a working SSL certificate from cPanel to cPanel transfers. If you do not select Dedicated IP during the account transfer, it will transfer the certificate, but it will not install the SSL due to the dedicated IP missing.
     
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    Interesting, I want to use the same IP so I do not transfer with a IP.

    Once I have the account on the new server with a dedicated Ip is there a way to re-install the SSL?
     
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    Yes, you should be able to reinstall the SSL using WHM > SSL/TLS > Install a SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain area by clicking the "Browse" button to find the domain.

    If the domain isn't listed, then that would mean the certificate didn't get transferred. At that point, then you'd simply have to check /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf on the old machine for the domain's VirtualHost entry to find the path to the certificate, RSA key and cabundle files (normally, those are in /etc/ssl/certs and /etc/ssl/private locations).
     
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    SSL install aborted due to error: The certificate is expired.

    I keep getting this error for each cert. Any idea? The clocks on both servers are set to new york time. Not sure about the date though.
     
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    I cannot tell you if the certificate is or is not expired. If it is installed on the old server, please try to check the date for the certificate on the old server. If you have already moved it to the new server, you could try to point your hosts file to the old server to check it.
     
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    O.K. thanks
     
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