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Time to Update SSL Certificate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by urantian, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. urantian

    urantian Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    I have an updated Thawte SSL certificate to install. In the menu option "Install a SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain", I pasted the certificate in the CRT section and the KEY (from the SSL manager) in the KEY section. I put in the domain, user name, and IP address. All seems to go well when I click "Do It". However, the certificate is not updating. It still has the same expiration date.

    It was simple to do this last time, but I must be missing a step now. Is it necessary to first generate a new KEY? I want to do this correctly, to keep my current SSL working properly.

    Thank you,

    ---Michael
     
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    urantian Well-Known Member

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    This is a follow-up:

    According to the SSL manager, my new certificate is installed. When I go into the magnifying glass icon, it shows the effective dates:

    Validity
    Not Before: Mar 31 00:00:00 2007 GMT
    Not After : May 17 23:59:59 2009 GMT

    I am sure it was installed on the correct domain, user, and IP address. However, when I connect via HTTPS, the old certificate is being used.

    I keep finding references to using the matching KEY. Where do I get the updated KEY? Do I generate it? If yes, then how?

    ---Michael
     
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    easyhoster1 Well-Known Member

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    No need for a new key...did you restart apache??
     
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    urantian Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Apache restarts automatically. Here is the output when I click "Do It":

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    Attempting to verify your certificate..... Cerificate verification passed!
    Verifcation Result [OK]

    The Certificate for the domain [domain name] was installed on the ip [nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn].

    Attempting to restart httpd
    Waiting for httpd to restart.... . . . . . . . . . . finished.

    httpd statusroot 11541 1.1 1.8 18288 9552 ? Ss 14:21 0:00 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL

    httpd started ok
    Finished Install Process..

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    AND.... if I do NOT enter the Key, here is what I get:

    Attempting to verify your certificate..... Modulus mismatch, key file does not match certificate. Please use the correct key file

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    I also manually restarted Apache, with the same results.

    ---Michael
     
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    try deleting the SSL host first and install again.
     
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    urantian Well-Known Member

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    That was it!

    Thank you!! Deleting the SSL first before re-installing it worked. I had not tried it this time, because I did not need to delete it during the previous update. Thanks again!

    ---Michael
     
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    This solved my problem today with a Thawte certificate that needed to be updated. Tried to install it several times and everything looked fine except the cert wasn't working, but deleting the SSL host and installing the cert then solved the problem.
     
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