How Do I find My Comodo SSL Certificate Private Key?

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Get step-by-step directions for finding your Comodo SSL private key

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If you’re here because you want to know how to find your Comodo SSL certificate private key, then breathe a sigh of relief. We can help.

Your private key is, hands down, the most important part of your SSL certificate. Misplacing it is not ideal and can land you in hot water with regulators and customers alike. So, let’s talk about how you can find your Comodo SSL certificate private key.

Finding Your Comodo SSL Certificate Private Key

  1. Find 30 consecutive seconds worth of attention span. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
  2. Get on your server and start generating a new certificate signing request (CSR) .
  3. Proceed until you get to the point where it asks you where you want to save your private key.

Now, clearly you missed this step last time. So, stop and pay attention this time.

  • Write it down — where you saved the code, we mean, not the code itself.
  • Navigate to that location and find your private key.

What If My Private Key Isn’t There?

Then you’re truly out of luck. No, just kidding… Regardless, the fix is easy: re-issue your SSL certificate — which, if you bought a Comodo SSL certificate from us, is free.

This is going to involve creating a new Comodo SSL certificate private key. So, make sure to remember where you saved it. Or, failing that, at least be sure to bookmark this page.

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