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Install SSL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MikeHihn, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. MikeHihn

    MikeHihn Active Member

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    Let' s see if I have this right. I want to install SSL on my server's hostname, so that I can use the /~subdirectories as shared SSL for smaller clients.

    1) I've read in the forum that I should install the certificate at (in my case) server1.mydomain.com. Can I do that within WHM?

    2) I believe a secure domain requires a dedicated IP number, but my server IP is the same number for all my shared IPs. Must I change the default IP for each of those shared accounts?

    Am I missing anything else?

    Thanks,

    -Mike
     
  2. Gade Terbob

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    The url in the browser window MUST match the url on the certificate. Yes, it requires a dedicated ip. Don't think it can be "shared" unless url is the same and different subdirectories.

    For example,
    https://www.domain.com and https://domain.com is NOT the same. Won't work. Will produce a "recoverable" error.

    But

    https://domain.com and https://domain.com\subdir ought to work. There are many here who know a whole lot more than I do, though. Good Luck!!
     
  3. YukFoo

    YukFoo Well-Known Member

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    I personally don't recommend shared ssl as all users will receive an error, since the cert doesn't match the domain. I know some clients will want it, but really...if you're online to make money, you need your own ssl, not shared.

    My 2 cents.
     
  4. YukFoo

    YukFoo Well-Known Member

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    By the way, here's how the process works:

    1. Generate a request for SSL

    2. Copy the request and paste into notepad

    3. Go to your favorite secure cert provider or use the one in WHM

    4. Order your cert, you'll be asked to paste the above request on the form

    5. You'll receive the cert via email, copy to notepad

    6. go to WHM and click on install cert, follow directions

    7. Remember, the state must be spelled out

    8. domain.com and www.domain.com are not the same, use the same as when you requested the cert

    basically that's all there is to it. good luck ;)
     
  5. Gade Terbob

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    Also, be aware that you should call images from a "secure" location. EG: calling http:\\domain.com/images/sample.jpg from https:\\domain.com\index.html will cause an error.
     
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    YukFoo, can you tell what the username is it ask for (install certificate in WHM)? I'm trying to do it for the first time but it says that the username doesn't exist - what is this username. I haven't used any username for host.domain.com. Hope that you can help. I have the certificate from Rackschack.

    Thanks
    John

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number:
     
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