SSL Certificate Shared Secret Passphrase Lost

ridgedale

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May 12, 2016
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Hi,

I've just created a new SSL certificate but stupidly did not save the shared secret passphrase.
It states under the Passphrase field on the SSL Certificate creation page:
Do not use an important password. Passphrases stored in CSRs are not encrypted, which means third party attackers can easily read these passphrases.
Can the passphrase be recovered?
Otherwise what should I do?

Any assitance would be appreciated.
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello,

Have you already purchased a SSL certificate with that CSR/Key? If not, you could simply generate a new CSR/KEY.

Thank you.