How do I install a secure certificate?

When you order a new secure certificate or pay for the renewal of an existing one, you will receive an email with a Token code.

Once you have your Token, you will need to log into Direct Admin for your site

Once in DirectAdmin, go to "Account Manager" and click "SSL Certificates"

Once inside the SSL Certificate area, you'll see many different choices:

  • Let's Encrypt
  • Paste pre-generated
  • Certificate Request
  • Self Signed

You'll want to ensure that you have "Paste pre-generated' box checked as outlined in the following screenshot:

You'll see two boxes in this window, the "Key" box and the "Certificate" Box.

The "key" box is for the Private RSA Key

The "certificate" box is for the actual certificate or .crt file

Once your certificate is entered, click "Save" for it to take effect.

Setting CA Root Certificate

To set the CA Root Certificate, you'll want to click "CA Root Certificate" within the SSL Certificate area:

This will take you to the "CA Root Certificate" window to apply the certificate.

You paste it and click "Save" – simple as that!

Your SSL certificate at this point should be installed properly.

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