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Is it easier to renew an SSL cert or purchase new?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WhiskeyJack, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. WhiskeyJack

    WhiskeyJack Registered

    Sep 27, 2009
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    I have a VPS running WHM. One of my domains has a GeoTrust ssl cert that just expired.

    1. GeoTrust's pricing to renew or purchase an ssl is the same. so, do I need to "renew" or can I just purchase a new ssl?

    2. Is it an easier process in cPanel to renew an ssl? If I renew, do I use the same private key that currently exists and just create a new CSR? Or do I need to create a new private key?

    3. Do I do this via WHM or the domain's cPanel?

    Thank you,
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Oct 2, 2010
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    Hello Jack,

    1. You can purchase a new certificate or renew it. It is up to you.

    2. If you renew, you can use the same CSR to get the renewal I would presume. It is likely easier since you'd be using the same CSR and RSA key for the renewal. If you are buying a new cert, you would likely want to get a new CSR and RSA key.

    3. It's easier to do it via WHM for the process to reinstall the certificate.


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