SSL Partner Center: How to Download Certificate & Intermediates?

To download your Certificate and any Intermediates you may need can be found in the Download Certificate tab under the certificates Order Details. Note: In conjunction with downloading your certificate from the SSL Partner Center your web server certificate will typically be within the body or attached to your Orders Issuance email. To get to the Download Certificate tab you will have to look up the details of your certificate order. You can do this by either of the following. On the main page under Recent Orders you can click on the magnifying icon to pull up the orders details. After performing a search of your order under Reports/Search click on the order number to your certificate. Downloading your Certificate: […]

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Troubleshooting: Unsupported Protocol – ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH

Not all browser related errors are associated with SSL Certificates. Many are due to server configurations that set up communication between the website/server to the clients browser. Different browsers will showcase errors differently. But ultimately the troubleshooting process regarding these errors are the same. What is a Protocol or a Cipher? Protocols and Cipher Suites are the actual communication language that performs encryption. When the browser and the server/website communicate they are require to speak the same language. If a server is not configured to use the languages that the browser wants to use then both the browser and the server will not be able to communicate. This results in a communication failure. Errors typically seen pertaining to protocols & […]

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Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems like Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. To generate a CSR on Windows Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager […]

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Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft like Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To Install your SSL certificate on Windows Server 2012 – IIS 8 & 8.5 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate: If you had the option […]

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WAMP Server (Wampserver) – SSL Installation

WAMP Server (Wampserver) is built off apache, a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. 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. Note: Locations may vary in different installations of Wampserver. Since Wampserver is built off Apache the instructions below are generalized. Apache is a very customizable […]

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Server 2003 IIS 6 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2003 – IIS 6 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. Note: All certificates issued by a Certificate Authority must be SHA2/SHA256 algorithm due to industry standards by governing entities. IIS 6 Server 2003, has been known to not understand this Algorithm.  Installing a SHA2 certificate on your outdated system may not work. You may have to contact Microsoft […]

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Server 2003 IIS 6 – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To Install your SSL certificate on Windows Server 2003 – IIS 6 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected Microsoft you will receive a […]

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Server 2003 IIS 6 – CSR/Install Instructions for Renewals without removing the existing certificate

Issue Condition: To generate a new CSR without removing the current certificate, a Temporary Dummy website can be created. This workaround will apply for Microsoft IIS 6 server 2003 that currently have certificates installed on their website, but a new CSR with a new key-bit length or different information in the Distinguished Name needs to be created. Creating a temporary website allows you to keep the current certificate active on the site while another certificate request is pending. After installing the certificate on the temporary web site, it can be applied to the production web site. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system and […]

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How to move certificate from Apache to Server 2008 IIS 7

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to convert and move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache a Microsoft IIS 7 Server 2008 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. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. To move your certificate keypair from Apache to IIS 7 Server 2008 perform the following: Step 1: Finding your SSL Certificate, its Private key, and Intermediate CA file on […]

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How to Convert an SSL Server Certificate from Apache to PKCS12/PFX

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache to pfx also known as a pkcs#12 file. This will require a conversion using OpenSSL that is on the Apache 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. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. To move your certificate keypair from Apache to PFX perform the following: Step 1: Finding your […]

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