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deleting CSRs and RSA keys

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ScrltOTara, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. ScrltOTara

    ScrltOTara Active Member

    Jan 19, 2008
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    I needed to install a new SSL cert for a client. They have two CSRs and two RSA keys in their cpanel SSL manager. I hit "delete" on all of them - I want to remove all the expired stuff and start fresh, and they say they are deleted, but they never go away.

    How can I remove them?

    Also, via SSH, I can remove anything that has anything AFTER the .crt and .csr, right? Those are backups and old? For example:

    I assume I only need the first and last files, yes? What about the following - I removed the cert in WHM but it's still here - it's expired, so I want to remove - I can remove all the files, yes (should I also remove the cabundle files?).
  2. Zishan

    Zishan Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2005
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    If you will be renewing the SSL certificate then you can remove all old cert files and even cabundle. Only private key should be kept if the new SSL is purchased on the basis of same csr.
  3. easysitegroup

    easysitegroup Registered

    May 9, 2011
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    I have a similar question. I have the following crt.old files I cannot delete from WHM:

    When I attempt to delete them I get the following error:

    SSL Key/Crt Manager
    Delete SSL Key/Crt
    ERROR: Could not remove nonexistent crt “/etc/ssl/certs/”.

    Any Suggestions?
  4. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Could you check to see if these files exist in the following locations:


    Yes, that is correct. The files that end in a number or with ".old" are not active. You are welcome to remove them if the files are no longer required.

    Could you check to see if these files exist in:


    If they do not exist there, could you open a support ticket and reference the ticket number here so we may investigate this further for you?

    Thank you.
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