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Last Modified: 2017-08-16 14:13:01.0

How do I back up and restore SSL certificate and its associated private key in Apache?

Article Number: 46337

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It is highly recommended that you back up your server certificate in a secure location.

To back up your certificate and private key files: 

  1. Open the HTTPD.CONF file and locate your virtual host entry for the site/domain being secured by the certificate. you will find the name and location of the private key file, the certificate file, and any chain certificate files being used by this site/domain listed there.

  1. Copy your private key file <file>.key, you certificate file <certificate>.crt, and any chain certificates you used <chain certificate>.crt to a secure location.

Note: store your private key’s password in a different location for added security.
 

To restore your certificate and private key files: 

  1. Copy your private key file <file>.key, you certificate file <certificate>.crt, and any chain certificates you used <chain certificate>.crt to the server.
  1. Open the HTTPD.CONF file and locate your vertical host entry for the site/domain being secured by the certificate. Define the paths for the files under the virtual host entry as shown in the example above.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Entrust Certificate Services Support department for further assistance: 

Hours of Operation: 
Sunday 8:00 PM ET to Friday 8:00 PM ET 
North America (toll free): 1-866-267-9297 
Outside North America: 1-613-270-2680 (or see the list below) 
NOTE: Smart Phone users may use the 1-800 numbers shown in the table below.
Otherwise, it is very important that international callers dial the UITF format exactly as indicated. Do not dial an extra "1" before the "800" or your call will not be accepted as an UITF toll free call. 

CountryNumber
Australia0011 - 800-3687-7863
1-800-767-513
Austria00 - 800-3687-7863
Belgium00 - 800-3687-7863
Denmark00 - 800-3687-7863
Finland990 - 800-3687-7863 (Telecom Finland)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Finnet)
France00 - 800-3687-7863
Germany00 - 800-3687-7863
Hong Kong001 - 800-3687-7863 (Voice)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Fax)
Ireland00 - 800-3687-7863
Israel014 - 800-3687-7863
Italy00 - 800-3687-7863
Japan001 - 800-3687-7863 (KDD)
004 - 800-3687-7863 (ITJ)
0061 - 800-3687-7863 (IDC)
Korea001 - 800-3687-7863 (Korea Telecom)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Dacom)
Malaysia00 - 800-3687-7863
Netherlands00 - 800-3687-7863
New Zealand00 - 800-3687-7863
0800-4413101
Norway00 - 800-3687-7863
Singapore001 - 800-3687-7863
Spain00 - 800-3687-7863
Sweden00 - 800-3687-7863 (Telia)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Tele2)
Switzerland00 - 800-3687-7863
Taiwan00 - 800-3687-7863
United Kingdom00 - 800-3687-7863
0800 121 6078
+44 (0) 118 953 3088

 

 

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Affected Products:

  • Entrust Certificate Services 1 Year Advantage SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable