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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.40

(Home >> SSL/TLS >> Manage SSL Hosts)

Overview

The Manage SSL Hosts interface allows system administrators to share SSL certificates. System administrators can also delete installed SSL certificates.

Disabled Shared SSL Certificates

Under the Shared SSL Certificate heading, you can disable a shared certificate. Click the Disable button next to the SSL certificate. You will be taken to a new screen where a message will confirm the action.

Shared SSL Certificate

This section of WHM allows you to share an SSL certificate. Users can use a shared SSL certificate to access their domains over an encrypted connection. A user may prefer a shared certificate over a purchased certificate.

To share an SSL certificate:

  1. Click the desired certificate from the menu.
  2. Click the Share button. You will be taken to a new screen where a message will confirm the action.

Installed SSL Hosts

In the Installed SSL Hosts table, you can view the domains that have an installed SSL certificate along with the information about the domain.

ColumnDescription
DomainsThe domain or domains that use the certificate.
IP AddressThe IP address of the domain or domains.
IP Address TypeThe type of IP address.
Is Primary Website on IP Address?This field indicates whether the listed website is the primary domain for the listed IP address.
This column will not appear if the cPanel account does not have a dedicated IP.
Needs SNI?This field indicates whether the certificate needs a Server Name Indication (SNI). Typically, SNI is needed when there are multiple domains that share the same IP address.
This column will not appear if the cPanel account does not have a dedicated IP.
Document RootThe directory where the site's content is located.
OwnerThe account for whom the key is installed.
IssuerThe organization that created the certificate. If self-signed, this field will say "self-signed."
ExpiresThe date when the certificate will expire.
Key SizeThe length of the key's modulus in bits.
Actions
  • Make Primary – A user can change this website to be the main domain on the shared IP address. A message of success or failure will appear above the table. This action only appears for non-primary websites.
  • Delete – A user can delete a certificate.

Note

To open a secure website and verify that its SSL certificate works, click the domain name that is found under the Domain heading in the Installed SSL Hosts table.