How to Install SSL Certificate on 4D Webstar 4.x Server

Steps to Install SSL on 4D Webstar 4.x Server

Initial Checklist

Please check for following process once, before your start SSL certificate installation process.

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL Certificate issuance documents as per CA’s requirement (Only for Extended & Organization Validation)

Once you receive SSL Certificate, Root & Intermediate Certificate from your certificate authority, download it and store it on your server.

Step 1: Create .pem file/Combine all Certificate in one File

To install SSL on 4D Webstar, you need to create a certificate chain as Primary SSL, Root Certificate & Intermediate Certificate.

  • Open your Primary, Root & Intermediate Certificate using a text editor one by one.
  • Now create a new text file.
  • Copy the encrypted data of primary certificate and paste it on the new file.
  • Now, copy the encrypted data of Root Certificate and paste in on the new file under data of primary certificate
  • Then, copy the encrypted data of Intermediate certificate and paste in on the new file under data of root certificate.
  • Save the file with a unique name as “mycertificate.pem”.

mycertificate.pem file will look like

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
Encrypted Data of Primary Certificate
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
Encrypted Data of Root Certificate
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
Encrypted Data of Intermediate Certificate
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Step 2: SSL Certificate installation

  • Open your 4D Webstar Admin and navigate to Setting Window & then select on SSL Security.
  • Here, the top area displays the list of IP addresses and the lower area displays your SSL certificate, private key & security options.
  • In Webstar you can allow only one SSL certificate per IP address.
  • Now, from the IP address list select a particular IP which should match with the host name of the current SSL certificate.
  • Select SSL 2 & SSL 3 from the Security popup menu.
  • Click over the Certificate Choose button and browse for mycertificate.pem file which you have created earlier.
  • Now click over Private Key File Choose button & browse the private key file which you received during CSR generation process.
  • Add the password for the private key.
  • Click on the Save button.
  • Now check the Status window, a message will appear as “SSL certificate was accepted: “SSL context for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:443 created.” 

Your SSL certificate in now installed on 4D Webstar Server.

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