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SSL Certificates

SSL certificates are now mandatory. Thankfully Let’s Encrypt provides SSL certificates for free to anyone for any domain. If you are using ServerAvatar and installing Automatic SSL certificate from the panel, The issuer will be Let’s Encrypt. And the SSL certificate, totally free!

Usually, If you are running and Ubuntu server, You will have to mess with command line tool called certbot. With ServerAvatar, You have a very simplified “Install” button. The installation takes less than a minute, And the renewals are managed automatically by ServerAvatar.

If you have a custom SSL certificate for different requirements, You can use “Custom installation” to install a certificate that you already own.

Finally, Let’s see how to install automatic and custom SSL certificates with ServerAvatar.

Step 1: First, you need to log in to the ServerAvatar account.

Step 2: Click on the Server Dashboard button.

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Step 3: Now, you will see the option Applications on the left-hand sidebar of the Server Panel. Click on “Applications”.

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Step 4: Now, you will see the Applications table like the below image.

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Step 5: Click on Application Name or Dashboard icon for access application panel.

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Step 6: Now, you will see the option SSL Certificate on the left-hand sidebar of the Application Panel. Click on the “SSL Certificate”.

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Step 7: Now, you will see the SSL Certificate page like the below image.

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Step 8: You have got two options for SSL Installation Automatic and Custom.

  • Automatic Installation is done automatically.

  • To install Custom Certificate, Click on Custom Installtion and you will see three text boxes to enter your certificate information.

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Here is more information about these fields so that you can avoid making mistakes.

  1. SSL Certificate: SSL certificate is the main certificate file that your Certificate authority has provided you. Your Certificate authority will provide you two files from which, one will be an SSL Certificate. If you want to verify your SSL Certificate file, Just open your certificate file in text editor and make sure it has BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE at the beginning and the end of the file.
  2. Private Key: The private key is generated with CSR. If you have generated CSR on your own, You must have a private key because both CSR and private key are generated at the same time on the user side.
  3. Chain File: Also known as ca-bundle. It's the file to verify your Certificate authority. You will get CA bundle or Chain certificate from your Certificate authority along with the SSL Certificate.

Enter the required information and click on the Install SSL Certificate button to begin the installation. It will take few seconds to install SSL Certificate on your website. Once it's installed, You will see your Certificate information in the SSL Certificate section of your application as mentioned as below image.

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  • If you would like to Force http to https redirect then select Force HTTP to HTTPS.

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  • If you would like to Unistall SSL Cerificate then click on “Unistall SSL Certificate” button.

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