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Knowledge Base:  Hosting - Site Management System Plesk 9.x:  Obtaining and Installing SSL Certificates from Certification Authorities
Obtaining and Installing SSL Certificates from Certification Authorities

Note about this demo: This demo shows to copy and paste the 
certificate into the proper box. Some authorities send the certificates attached to 
an email message. Such certificates are described, below. You may save the 
attachment to your local hard drive and click the browse button. Plesk will upload 
and read the entire certificate. Your certificate may also contan a .CA bundle. If so, 
be sure to paste it into the field provided below the certificate.

1 On your Home page, click the domain name you need.
2 Click Certificates in the Additional Tools group. A list of SSL certificates that you 
have in your repository will be displayed.
3 Click Add New Certificate.
4 Specify the certificate properties:
>Certificate name. This will help you identify this certificate in the repository.
Encryption level. Choose the encryption level of your SSL certificate. We 
recommend that you choose a value more than 1024 bit.
> Specify your location and organization name. The values you enter should not 
exceed the length of 64 symbols.
> Specify the domain name for which you wish to purchase an SSL certificate. 
This should be a fully qualified domain name. Example:
> Enter the domain administrator's e-mail address.
5 Make sure that all the provided information is correct and accurate, as it will be 
used to generate your private key.
6 Click Request. Your private key and certificate signing request will be generated 
and stored in the repository.
7 Download the certificate signing request (CSR) file and save it on your machine. 
To do this, click the respective icon.
8 Once downloaded, open the file in a text editor, copy the text that starts with the 
line -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and ends with the line -----END 
CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- to the clipboard. Be sure to include the lines -----
into your certificate signing request because they are part of it.
9 Using your favorite mail client software, create a new e-mail message and 
paste the text from the clipboard. Send this message to the Certification Authority 
that will create an SSL certificate in accordance with the information you supplied.
10 When you receive your SSL certificate, save it on your local machine or network.
11 Return to the SSL Certificates repository (Home > domain name > Certificates).
12 Click Browse in the middle of the page and navigate to the location of the 
saved certificate. Select it, and then click Send File. This will upload and install the 
certificate against the corresponding private key.
15 Return to your domain's administration screen (Home > domain name) and 
click Setup in the Hosting group.
16 Select the SSL certificate that you wish to install from the Certificate drop-down 
If there is no Certificate drop-down box on the screen, this means that you are on 
a shared hosting account; therefore, you need to upgrade your hosting package 
and purchase a dedicated IP address from your hosting provider.
17 Select the SSL support check box and click OK.
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