How to configure and install an SSL certificate on cPanel?

To configure an SSL certificate on cPanel, you need to go through 3 steps:

A - Obtain a CSR (Signing Request Certificate) from your cPanel account
B - Check that you are the owner of the domain you want to secure
C - Download the certificate from your customer area and install it at cPanel level

A- Creation of a CSR (Signing Request Certificate):


1- Go to your cPanel interface, via the link http://votre-nom-de-domaine.com/cpanel. 

  • Create the email address "admin@your-domain-name.com" or "webmaster@your-domain-name.com". This address will allow you to verify that you are the owner of the domain name. (If your email is managed by another external solution (Example: Google Mail), create your email address.)   

Once done, go to the home page of your cPanel account and click on the "SSL / TLS" tool which is located in the "Sécurité ou Security" section, then follow the instructions below:

2- Click on "Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests." which can be found on Certificate Signing Requests ( CSR) 

 

3- Complete the signature request form and click on the "Generate" button:

  • Enter the domain or subdomain name: domain.com


Fill in the requested information (Country / State ...)

4- Then, copy the CSR generated at the level of the item below:

5 - You have obtained the CSR code that you must send to the authority issuing the SSL certificates.

6- Now go to your customer area at https://clients.genious.net/clientarea.php  and follow the steps below:

Send the CSR for validation:

-In your customer area, click in the main menu on the left on "Services -> My products and services", then choose the SSL certificate you ordered (the name of the certificate may vary).

-  On the product sheet of your SSL certificate, click on "Generate Now"

 

  • Insert the CSR code you generated, and select "cPanel" from the "Select Your Web Server" drop-down menu

- Fill out the rest of the form with your organization information or your personal information, then "Click to continue".

7- On the next page, select the email address you created at the beginning of this guide to verify that you are the owner of the domain, then validate. (If you haven't yet created your email address, create an address.)

B- Verification of the owner of the domain name:

1- Wait a few minutes (5 to 10 minutes) and check your email address admin@..... or webmaster@...... to validate the domain by following the instructions mentioned in the email.

2- Once it's done, wait a few minutes and go to the product sheet of the SSL certificate you have installed, then click on the "Download Certificate" or "Télécharger le certificat" button.


C- Download and installation of the SSL certificate:

1- If you see that the status of your certificate has become "Active", click on "Download Certificate".

2- Click on Download Certificate:

3- Once the download is complete, unzip the "Certificates" ZIP file, open it and click on the ".... CER - CRT Files" folder.

4- Once you have prepared the files in question, go to your cPanel interface -> "SSL / TLS", and click on "Manage SSL sites." or "Manage SSL Sites." which can be found in the section Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)

5- Select the domain or subdomain name for which you are going to install the certificate, then paste on the Certificate: (CRT) field the content of the www_domaine_com.crt file (By opening it with a Text editor such as Notepad )

Note: You must complete the fields in the order indicated.

6- Then click on the "Remplir automatiquement en fonction du domaine" (Automatically fill based on domain) button to fill in the private key field.

Make sure that the fields "Private key (KEY)" and "CA file:" are not empty and click on the button "Install Certificate", then on "OK" at the level of the alert message.

 

>> Congratulations you have successfully installed your SSL certificate.

NB:

* If you encounter any problems during the installation, we invite you to open a support ticket. We remain at your disposal should you require assistance.

* If you want us to take care of the installation of your SSL certificate, an installation fee of 150 H.T will be billed to you in advance.

* The process in question concerns only SSL certificates which require no verification proving your identity and that of your company / organization. For OV (Organization Validation) and EV (Extented validation) certificates, the authority issuing SSL certificates will have to verify the existence of your company or organization, verify the address of your head office, as well as the telephone number.

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