How to Install an SSL Certificate Using DirectAdmin

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A step-by-step guide on installing an SSL Certificate with DirectAdmin

Pre-Installation Steps:

  • Buy an SSL Certificate
  • Generate a CSR
  • The Certificate Authority will verify your details
  • The CA issues an SSL Certificate and sends the SSL Certificate in a .zip file
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Installing an SSL Certificate Using DirectAdmin

  1. Log on to the DirectAdmin Control Panel
  2. Go to the SSL Certificate panel, this will be located under “Advanced Features.”
Directadmin Cantrol Panel
  1. Select the option to paste a pre-generated certificate and private key.
  2. Using Notepad, open your Private Key and Certificate files, then paste them both in the text field.
Pre Generated Certificate

Note: Begin with your Private Key, then paste your Certificate.

  1. Click Save.
  2. Return to the SSL Certificates panel and select “Click Here to paste a Root CA Certificate.”
CA Root Certs
  1. Paste the Root Certificate in the text field.

Note: Make sure you select “Use a CA Cert.”

Use a CA Certificate
  1. Click Save.

Congratulations! Your SSL Certificate is now installed!