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Remove expiring paid SSL Cert, replace with AutoSSL Cert

Discussion in 'Security' started by eXtremeSG, Jun 13, 2017.

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  1. eXtremeSG

    eXtremeSG Registered

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    Hi,

    I have a domain which has a paid SSL Cert, which is about to expire.

    I'd like to remove the SSL Cert before it expires, and replace it with a cPanel AutoSSL Cert.

    I'd like to do this with as little 'SSL downtime' as possible.

    What are the correct steps to make this happen..?
     
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    Hello,

    You can verify the AutoSSL feature is enabled for the account via the "Manage Users" tab in "WHM >> Manage AutoSSL". Then, under the "Options" tab, enable "Allow AutoSSL to replace invalid or expiring non-AutoSSL certificates". Per it's description:

    This option will allow AutoSSL to replace certificates that the AutoSSL system did not issue. When you enable this option, AutoSSL will install certificates that replace users’ CA-issued certificates if they are invalid or expire within 3 days.

    Or, you can leave this option disabled, and simply delete the existing SSL certificate for the domain name via "WHM >> Manage SSL Hosts". You can then manually run an AutoSSL check via the following command:

    Code:
    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/autossl_check --all
    Keep in mind the domain validation process can take up to 24 hours in some cases.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks - that's just what I was looking for! :)
     
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