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

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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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