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Discussion in 'Security' started by captainron19, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. captainron19

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    Just wanted to clarify

    Had to move to a new server and since then every time me (or someone with a domain on my server) goes to their cpanel or webmail a security warning appears telling them it is an untrusted site.

    My server company told me I must get an SSL Certificate to stop this from happening. I looked around and godaddy offers SSL certificate but they have a single domain and for more of a price they offer one for multiple domains.

    If I am to install on my server itself can I go ahead with just the single domain? and I assume I would install it in the WHM for my server
     
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    Yes, you should ideally purchase it for your hostname, and then install it via:

    "WHM Home » Service Configuration » Manage Service SSL Certificates"

    Thank you.
     
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    OK I purchased the SSL Cert via Godaddy but confused on what to do now. I did download the cert which when unzipped was 2 files (one of which is gd_bundle) When I go into Manage SSL Certificates - I assume I should check off all choices to install the SSL Cert (cpanel, Dovecot, EXxim, FTP)?

    But then when I go into Browse Certificates it is showing 2 certificates one expires 3/18/15 and one expires 3/21/15 but they are both self signed and state that they will cause errors and warnings to be shown in browser windows. Was I supposed to upload the 2 cert files from godaddy somewhere?
     
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    WHM Home » Service Configuration » Manage Service SSL Certificates
    and paste the SSL crt in the

    Certificate: Text box

    Private Key: in the private key box

    Certificate Authority Bundle in the ca bundle box
     
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    Thanks.... I think I got it installed but I am still receiving warnings when attempting to log into cpanel and webmail

    When I click on technical details it shows me
    The certificate is only valid for the following names: server1.domain.net , www.server1.domain.net (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

    Did I do something wrong during this process?
     
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    https://server1.domain.net:2083
     
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    That is the domain my hosting company told me to use when applying for the SSL Cert with godaddy
     
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    Check the following setting under the "Redirection" tab in "WHM Home » Server Configuration » Tweak Settings":

    "SSL redirect destination"

    Make sure it's configured to "SSL Certificate Name" so that SSL requests are routed to the correct name.

    Thank you.
     
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