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Overview

This document describes the Certificates interface in cPanel's SSL/TLS interface (cPanel >> Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS). To access this interface, click Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.

This interface allows you to generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.

Certificates on Server

The Certificates on Server table contains the following information:

ColumnDescription
DomainsThe private key's description.
IssuerThe Certificate Authority (CA) that issued the certificate.
ExpirationThe time that the certificate expires, in Universal Time, Coordinated (UTC).
Key SizeThe size, in bits, of the private key.
DescriptionThe certificate's description.
Actions
  • Edit — Edit the SSL certificate.
  • Delete — Delete the SSL certificate.
  • Install — Install the SSL certificate

Upload a New Certificate

To paste a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Upload a New Certificate heading, paste the text of the certificate in Paste the certificate into the following text box: text box.
  2. In the Description: text box, enter a brief description for this certificate. 

    Note:

    This step is optional.

  3. Click Save Certificate to upload your certificate.
  4. A success or error message will appear on a new screen.

To browse for a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Choose a certificate file (*.crt) heading, click Choose File.
  2. In the Description: text box, write a brief description about this certificate.

    Note:

    This step is optional.

  3. Click Upload Certificate.
  4. A success or error message will appear.

 

Generate a New Certificate

To generate a self-signed SSL certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Generate a New Certificate heading, select the key from the Key menu.

    Note:

    If the desired key does not appear in the menu, use the Private Keys feature to add a new private key.

  2. Enter the appropriate information in the DomainsCityStateCompanyCompany Division, Email, and Description text boxes and the Country menu. 

    Note:

    You must enter the Domains, City, State, Country, and Company information.

  3. Click Generate.

Important:

Self-signed certificates are reserved for intranet uses. To secure a public website, we recommend that you purchase and install a certificate from a trusted CA.

Delete a certificate

To delete a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the certificate that you wish to delete in the Certificates on Server table. 
  2. Click Delete for that certificate. A new interface will appear.
  3. Click Delete Certificates. A success or error message will appear.

Edit and view details about a certificate

To edit a description or view a certificate, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the certificate that you wish to edit in the Certificates on Server table.
  2. Click Edit. A new interface will appear that displays the description, the encoded certificate, and the decoded certificate.
  3. In the Description: text box, enter your changes, and then click Update Description. A success or error message will appear.

Note:

To delete the certificate from this interface, click Delete Certificate at the bottom of the interface.

Install a certificate

To install a certificate, click Install in the Actions column under the Certificates on Server headingFor more information, read our Install and Manage SSL for your site HTTPS documentation.