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Last Modified: 2011-08-16 10:31:57.0

TN 7598 - Installation of SSL Certificate into Linux Redhat

Question

How do I install my SSL certificate into Linux Redhat?

Answer


Open a web browser and go to the URL that appears in the confirmation email you received from Entrust. Your certificates are displayed. The Entrust SSL Certificate is in the section named "Entrust SSL Certificate".

Your certificate will look something like this: (Do not use the code below)

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- 
MIIC4zCCAkygAwIBAgIBAzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBFMQs
wCQYDVQQGEwJVUzEYMBYGA1UEChMPR1RFIENvcnBvcmF0aW
9uMRwwGgYDVQQDExNHVEUgQ3liZXJUcnVzdCBSb290MB4XD
AxMDgyMTIwMDIwOVoXDTA2MDEwMTIzNTkwMFowgcMxCzAJB
gNVBAYTAlVTMRQwEgYDVQQKEwtFbnRydXN0Lm5ldDE7MDkG
1UECxMyd3d3LmVudHJ1c3QubmV0L0NQUyBpbmNvcnAuIGJ5
HJlZi4gKGxpbWl0cyBsaWFiLikxJTAjBgNVBAsTHChjKSAx
Tk5IEVudHJ1c3QubmV0IExpbWl0ZWQxOjA4BgNVBAMTMUVu
J1c3QubmV0IFNlY3VyZSBTZXJ2ZXIgQ2VydGlmaWNhdGlvb
BdXRob3JpdHkwgZ0wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADgYsAMIGHAo
M0ogzRUG4nzD683kTH/rzFgyajoshBo7Z/nkzbxCmS7R/UE
jR03FJxmBJgxUcg2ILdkfmhKfvLNx04AZP0dme4w1KNK5Ct
pzWUHmBelrTN/fCStgpkiZk0eSYbDoAivU0m2X47eMQ//24
coN6COWuBsRYZYblUtuZDAgEDo2YwZDAPBgNVHRMECDAGAQ
EDMA4GA1UdDwEB/wQEAwIBBjBBBgNVHR8EOjA4MDagNKAyh
HRwOi8vY2RwLmJhbHRpbW9yZS5jb20vY2dpLWJpbi9DUkwv
Um9vdC5jZ2kwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEFBQADgYEAgbZwffFU+Fj
SoUFyRAAysIauOknVaLteQPQJxBGLMhXGdfejVBTWLb1UTF
NCiqm8Co+dYikuVB+0/1habRkb+k4vFe6tn5IvQMnfhZbSJ
5IlGVDWQYlfC0/R1wjfv+U6rzTJbJ7WXX0Ka5jKLKuckXNv
OA4=
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
  1. Copy the Entrust SSL Certificate to your clipboard. You must include the "----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----" and "-----END CERTIFICATE-----" lines.
  2. Paste the certificate into a simple text editor, and ensure that the entire text is flushed to the left with no leading or trailing white space.

    If there are any extra spaces or missing dashes the server will not recognize the format of the file and you will not be able to install the certificate.

  3. Save the file as /path/to/your/apacheconf/ssl.crt/servername.crt

You have just installed your Entrust SSL Certificate.

It is strongly recommended that the httpd.conf file is backed up before attempting modifications.

In the section of /path/to/your/apacheconf/httpd.conf ensure that the following entries are correct:

Enable / Disbale SSL for this host
SSLEngine on

Certificate Paths:
SSLCertificateFile /path/to/your/apacheconf/ssl.crt/servername.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/your/apacheconf/ssl.key/servername.pem

If this is a new install, ensure the Servername entry contains the name of the server (same as Common Name from CSR creation).



 

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