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help: get rid of certificate warning while entering webmail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by marquis_ce, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. marquis_ce

    marquis_ce Member

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    When i try to enter my webmail such as www.mydomain.com/webmail both IE and FIREFOX gives a warning. IE says "not recommended" and firefox says worse.

    How can i get rid of these warnings for all my users.

    Tnx
     
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    you can add an exception… in FF, so next time it'll not ask you question.
     
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    It sounds like you are using the default unsigned SSL certificates provided by Cpanel. Do you have root access to the server? and a SSL certificate for your domain?

    If so install your SSL certificate then under WHM --> Tweak Settings -->
    "When visiting /cpanel or /whm or /webmail with SSL, you can choose to redirect to:"
    select Origin Domain Name
     
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    It is already selected Origin Domain Name but it is not my own problem. I have hundred of users and more email users. I cant buy a SSL for every single domain and in this conditions every single email users who tries to login webmail come accross with this warning.

    How did you all the people get rid of this problem? In your servers, your clients are not getting this warning?

    I want my users directly login their panel without any warning because they thought it is a mistake of me.
     
  5. SharkSpace

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    Then you will need to order a SSL certificate for your hostname (install under the Manage Service SSL Certificates section) then setup the redirect to your hostname instead of the origin domain.
     
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    Howdy,

    On my server, I bought a cheapy ssl cert for servername.host.tld and redirect all /cpanel /whm and /webmail traffic to that.

    It removes those nagging errors and you can also use it for the mail services to remove those errors as well. Thirty dollars well spent IMHO.

    Thanks!
     
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    Thats exactly what i need. I will buy an SSL and try it now but i wonder while registering which address should i choose?

    www.xxx.com or sub.xxx.com

    Because i noticed it goes to sub.domainname.com.
     
    #8 marquis_ce, Jul 16, 2009
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    Howdy,

    The one I bought was for the server's hostname, which comes back to the FQDN of servername.domain.tld. That's what I'd recommend taking a look into.

    Thanks!
     
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    I ordered a ssl for "servername.domain.com" and then tried to install but it says:

    The specified domain is not configured on the system. If you are intending to install a shared certificate you must use the username "nobody" for security and bandwidth reporting reasons.
    SSL Install aborted due to error.


    Should i order it for the only "www.domain.com" ?
     
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    Are you installing the certificate under WHM > Manage Service SSL Certificates > cPanel/WHM/Webmail Service > Install new Certificate?
     
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    Oh tnx. It worked.
    No problem about entering /webmail or /cpanel

    But thre is still gives error https://www.domain.com:2087/ because my ssl is "servername.domain.com"

    is there any solution?
     
    #12 marquis_ce, Jul 20, 2009
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    Howdy,

    Sounds like you're almost there. Go to tweak settings in WHM and look at the heading "Redirection" and set both of those to Hostname.

    That should clear the rest up.

    Thanks!
     
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    Separate certs for each domain

    I'd like my users who are willing to purchase their own SSL certificate to be able to go to https://clientdomain.com/webmail to get their webmail, as well as secure their mail servers IMAP/POP.

    As far as I can tell, there's only one cert per service in WHM, so if I go to https://myotherclientdomain.com, it produces warnings. Is it possible to install service certificates per domain?
     
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    No, it is not possible to install separate service certificate on every domain. You have to use the server hostname for that.
     
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    Trying to figure this out

    I have asked at several places and get different answers from vendors.

    To get rid of the dreaded red from IE 8,

    I Purchase a cheap certificate in the name of the server; ace.domainname.net

    I tweak in redirect to hostname and it should work for e-mail logins and cpanel logins for all of the domains I am hosting?

    Does the host name have to be a dedicated IP or can it be one of the shared?

    Thanks for your help

    Paul
     
  18. cPanelDon

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    The redirection applies to all users that login by visiting the URIs /cpanel or /whm or /webmail.

    If referring to the domain name of the SSL certificate for cPanel/WHM/Webmail then the server hostname may be preferable to use; it is not required to allocate a separate dedicated IP as the SSL certificate applies to all SSL connections to cPanel/WHM/Webmail and not just one domain.

    To clarify, here is where the SSL certificate for services may be installed/updated, or reset, such as for the cPanel/WHM/Webmail Service:
    WHM: Main >> Service Configuration >> Manage Service SSL Certificates
    Documentation: Manage Service SSL Certificates
     
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    Fyi

    I went to GoDaddy and bought a $13 certificate in the name of the server and followed the above instructions.

    When you install it is for "nobody" and it works great. Got rid of all of the dreaded red across the server.

    Thanks for the help
     
    #19 cmwh, Dec 31, 2009
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