Symantec/Digicert Actions Required – Google Reissue

You May Have to Reissue your SSL Certificate!! Since announcing the acquisition, Digicert has actively engaged with the security community to explore paths that address browser concerns about Symantec/Geotrust/Thawte/Rapidssl-issued certificates while balancing the SSL/TLS implementations currently deployed. Symantec-issued certificates impacted by browser timelines will need to be replaced to bring them under the new Digicert platform. These will be replaced at no cost to all certificates issued prior to December 1st 2017, and we’ll work to ensure a smooth process. Many customers have already received information on certificate replacement, and more information will be forthcoming for affected parties. Acmetek requests that all clients/users of the SSL Partner Center to perform these reissues as soon as possible to avoid warning messages […]

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Website Malware: How to Find Unidentified Malicious Code?

There are a lot of malware scanning services out there that will report any malicious code associated with your website. Some malware services will only report the problematic malicious code, and other services such as Sitelock provided by Acmetek Global Solutions take malware scanning to the next step and will actually remove the malware from your website automatically. If you do not have Sitelock then you will have to manually remove the code yourself. Hopefully this article can help enlighten admins on the general idea of what to search for when manually removing the code to secure your website. Here is The Scenario… You received a notification from a malware scanning service such as the Norton Malware Scan that comes with […]

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SSL Partner Center: How to Cancel an Order?

If you placed a certificate out of error within 30 days from when the order is placed you can submit a request to cancel the order placed in error and receive a refund to its contract. To cancel an order within the SSL Partner Center perform the following: Under the SSL Partner Center Dashboard click Manage Orders. Click Cancel Certificate. In the Order Cancellation window from the Order drop down select the order you would like to cancel. Within the Reason field specify any reason regarding the cancellation of this order. Click Submit. Allow up to 5 minutes for the units to be refunded to its respective contract. If this is outside the 30 days of the certificates order issuance […]

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SSL Partner Center: How to Reissue / Replace?

Sometimes you may need to Replace / Reissue your web server certificate due to a technical issue, a special circumstance, or you have an environment where you need to use multiple keypairs. A Replace / Reissue of your web server certificate will not void your previously issued certificate on the order nor extend its validity. If you need to revoke a certificate due to a key compromise then please submit a Revocation Request under Manage Order(s) > Revoke Certificate within your SSL Partner Center. Note: You will be required to Submit a CSR for this replacement. Instructions on CSR generation can be found here if necessary. CSR Generation Instructions (All Systems) Note: When generating your new CSR to perform this […]

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SSL Partner Center: How to Make a Report / Search for an Order?

Report creation in the SSL Partner center is easy. Simply click on Reports. After you have searched through the various report generation options simply click Print, PDF, CSV located above your pulled up search results. On the left pane under Dashboard, Click on Reports. Under reports you will find the following: My Contracts. Builds a report of Contracts Associated with your Profile/Account. My Orders. Builds a report of certificate enrollment orders placed. My Renewals. Builds a report of upcoming certificates about to expire. Search. Build a report from various search functions. Advanced Search Through Advanced Search you will have a variety of options to build a report from. Click Advanced Search. Specify the Order Date Range. Order ID. Product Type. […]

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SSL Partner Center: How to Process New Certificate / Renewal.

In order to receive a new or renew an existing digital certificate for your website you will have to process an order. During this process you will always be required to generate a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from the server or application running the website. This is typically done by someone within your organization that has access to those systems. It is recommended that you generate the CSR first before processing the order as you cannot submit the order for the NewCert/Renewal without it. The SSL Support Desk features many articles for various systems in CSR creation: CSR Generation Instructions In order to start Process New Certificate / Renewal log into your SSL Partner Center at www.SSLPartnerCenter.com Step 1: […]

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SSL Partner Center: User Guide

The SSL Partner Center is Acmetek’s easy to use PKI portal geared with maximum functionality for clients to manage their own PKI. In this guide, you will discover: Some of the major important highlights Simple to use “How-to” instructions The SSL Partner Center is a new age of MPKI support geared for maximum functionality to manage your PKI needs. Your login account gateway to the SSL PArtner Center is located at www.SSLPartnerCenter.com Once you log into your account using your User Name and Password you will be in the main Dashboard of the SSL Partner Center this is where you will interact with the portal and perform various functions. Some of the major important highlights are: All main functionality can […]

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How To Move SSL Certificate From Apache to Cerberus FTP

Cerberus FTP  is a unique server system that uses pem files similar to Apache. As far as Apache “Type” systems go, this one is impressively easy to work with. Both Apache and Cerberus use x509 pem/crt certificate files for its configurations. You will follow these steps to copy, move and import your files from Apache to Cerberus FTP system. Apache systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. You will have to apply these examples to your own environment.  We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding your SSL Certificate […]

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How To Move An SSL Certificate From Windows To Sonicwall NSA

Windows servers use .pfx/.p12 files to contain the public key file (SSL Certificate) and its unique private key file. You need both the public key and private keys for an SSL certificate to work properly on any system. If you need to transfer your SSL certificate from one server to another or store it someplace for safe keeping you need to create a .pfx backup.  Dell Sonicwall systems have the capability to import a pfx file generated from windows. To backup, export, and move an SSL certificate from a Windows Server to SonicWALL with its private key perform the following steps. Step 1:  Create an MMC Snap-in for Managing Certificates on the IIS 8 system: Start > run > MMC. Go […]

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How To Move SSL Ceritifcate From Windows To Mitel MiCollab MSL Server

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. MiCollab systems have the capability of importing a pfx/p12 file which is a keypair file that Microsoft Systems like IIS/Exchange uses that contains both the SSL Certificate and it’s Private key. To export your installed SSL Certificate with its private key from a Windows System to Mitel MiCollab MSL Server perform the following. Step 1:  Create an MMC Snap-in for […]

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