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Discussion in 'Security' started by mrhankey, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. mrhankey

    mrhankey Active Member

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    hi,

    i need a free way to enable https for a domain and all its sub domains?

    how can this be done? my whm is accessed via https self signed by looks of it so how can i add this to my domain and its sub domains?

    not too familiar with ssh etc so easier if instructions were for within whm/cpanel.

    thanks
     
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    Hi,

    You can create a self signed certificate from WHM »SSL/TLS »Generate an SSL Certificate and Signing Request.

    You may install the cert once generated by selecting WHM> SSL/TLS »Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain

    Web browsers will display a warning message when you visit a website with a self signed certificate.

    Thank you!

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    Hi,

    You can create a self signed certificate from WHM »SSL/TLS »Generate an SSL Certificate and Signing Request.

    You may install the cert once generated by selecting WHM> SSL/TLS »Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain

    Web browsers will display a warning message when you visit a website with a self signed certificate.


    NOTE

    Self-signed certificates are easy for attackers to spoof, and they generate security warnings in a user’s web browser. You should only temporarily install this certificate until a valid certificate authority issues a signed certificate to replace it.

    Thank you!
     
  3. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Yes, you can generate a self-signed certificate via:

    "WHM Home » SSL/TLS » Generate an SSL Certificate and Signing Request"

    You can then install the self-signed certificate via:

    "WHM Home » SSL/TLS » Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain"

    Thank you.
     
  4. mrhankey

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    thanks for that, issue i have is how much can i get wildcard ssl which installs easily into cpanel?

    thanks
     
  5. cPanelMichael

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    Wildcard SSL certificates are supported in cPanel. You can generate a self-signed wildcard certificate the same way you would generate a standard SSL certificate. Note that self-signed certificates are free, but browsers/email clients will not trust them. You will need to purchase a commercial SSL certificate in order to have it trusted by web browsers/email clients.

    Thank you.
     
  6. mrhankey

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    thanks, can someone post a step by step on how I do this and enable it on one of my domains? I have looked and cannot see where this would be.

    thanks
     
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    is this a good price and better than a self generated one?

    /http://www.namecheap.com/ssl-certificates/comodo/positivessl-wildcard-certificate.aspx

    thanks
     
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    Yes, It's indeed much better than a self signed ssl cert and this offer is the most cheapest one that I could find for a wildcard cert so I would say go for it.
     
  9. cPanelMichael

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    You can install a wildcard SSL certificate the same way that you would install a standard SSL certificate. There are no alternate instructions that you must follow.

    Thank you.
     
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    hello, i really need help installing a wildcard ssl on my server.

    i cannot find any guides that are straight forward on this. i have went into the domain and generated csr etc and put into whm setup domain step and selected nobody as user but errors.

    anyone got a guide. i would like to initially use a free ssl for our intranet which has alot of sub domains. there is 2 domains sitting on this server with only one ip so is that an issue?

    also if so i can remove one domain but i need help please in setting up free wildcard ssl on whm for my domain. need urgently this as i have tried and tried for months now.

    many thanks

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    i dont need a static ip for every sub domain do i?
     
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    A dedicated IP address is not required if your server supports SNI (CentOS 6 or RHEL 6) and uses cPanel version 11.38 or higher. What error message are you receiving when attempting to install the wildcard certificate?

    Thank you.
     
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    well i am unsure how to do this step by step using my own self cert ?

    when i tried following it and pasted it into whm and click fetch with nobody as username it says :

    SSL install aborted due to error: Sorry we need the certificate, not the certificate request

    or

    SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

    can you give me help on doing this for a domain i have on my whm.

    i have two domains on here and need wildcard for one of them but both have same ip at moment.

    thanks
     
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    can you please provide me steps on how to install wildcard ssl certs self cert please for intranet? need this asap
     
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    so i just follow:

    Autofill by Domain

    To enter the domain name and populate the fields automatically:

    Enter your domain in the Domain field.
    If you have multiple certificates associated with the same domain, the server will attempt to choose the best certificate. To select the correct certificate and avoid potential issues, use Browse Certificates and follow the steps in the section above.
    When you enter the complete domain name, the Autofill by Domain option will appear next to the Domain field. Click Autofill by Domain.
    If the selected domain is not dedicated to a specific IP address, select an available IP address from the IP Address menu. You can only select an IP address that is labeled as shared or as available.
    If you selected a purchased SSL certificate, you may need to fill in the Certificate Authority Bundle (optional) field. If this field is not already populated with information, contact the organization from which you purchased the certificate.
    Click Install.
    Click Reset to remove the information from all fields.

    If the installation is successful, WHM will display a message to indicate that the certificate installed. If the installation is unsuccessful, WHM will display an error message to indicate the problem. More information is available about how to troubleshoot an SSL installation.


    remember i am not purchasing a certificate, instead using self cert so i really would like steps on how i do this from whm or cpanel to generate certificate then install for all sub domains on my domain.

    please get back asap.

    thanks
     
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    You might also find this link, posted multiple times at the other link already posted, helpful:
    SSL FAQ and Troubleshooting - cPanel Documentation

    Remember, there is no need to copy paste the details of the docs here that you've been linked to. The docs hold all the answers.

    GL!
     
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    ok none of which you have sent tells me how to get started. i dont understand how the documentation can be so poor for this. anything on microsoft servers steps is dead easy.

    i will post step at a time since no one from cpanel can help in one go.

    so here goes.

    in whm i type ssl in the quick search and the options i have are:

    generate an ssl and self signing request
    install an ssl certificate and setup domain
    manage ssl hosts
    purchase and install an ssl certificate
    ssl key/crt manager

    so what one do i click on to get started. remember the domain is already setup and i am not purchasing an ssl or have done anything at this stage. just want to get a self cert installed wildcard for my domain.

    i gather the first one is the option but if you could confirm and then confirm what i click on after that and hopefully at some point the documentation will link in for me to carry on myself.

    thanks
     
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    this is the error i get when i try pasting in the self cert i generated to the install and setup domain:

    SSL install aborted due to error: Sorry we need the certificate, not the certificate request

    not sure if i do this here or do i go into crpanel for the domain to get it setup?

    cheers
     
  19. cPanelMichael

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    The first step is to generate a CSR/Key/Self-Signed CRT via:

    "WHM Home » SSL/TLS » Generate an SSL Certificate and Signing Request"

    Then, paste the CRT (this is different from the CSR) that is generated into the "Certificate" field in:

    "WHM Home » SSL/TLS » Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain"

    The remaining fields should populate automatically, and you can proceed to click on "Install".

    Thank you.
     
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