Certificate installation

After your CSR is generated and certificate is issued you may install certificate on your server.


SSL certificate installation procedure differs depending on server software. We provide a guide to certificate instalation for the most popular Apache web-server. In case you are using other server software please consult with your server administrator or hosting provider.

1. Copy www.mydomain.com.key file into you keys directory (by default, it's /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.key/ or /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/).

2. Copy www.mydomain.com.csr file into you certificates directory (by default, it's /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.crt/ or /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/).

3. Open Apache ciniguration file httpd.conf (or ssl.conf) in a text editor.

4. Find VirtualHost section for the domain fro which certificate is issued. Check two directives or add them, specifying paths to key and certificate files:

SSLCertificateFile /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.crt/www.mydomain.com.csr
SSLCertificateKeyFile /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.key/www.mydomain.com.key

5. Save file.

6. Restart your Apache server using on of the following commands:

/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl startssl


/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl restart