How to Install SSL Certificate on Mac OS X Lion Server

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Steps to install SSL on MAC OS X Lion Server

Initial Checklist

Mac OS X Lion ServerBefore Installing SSL Certificate please ensure following processes have been completed

  • 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)

Step 1: Copy SSL Certificate to Mac OS X Lion

By completing SSL issuance process, you will receive your SSL Certificate via email including a zip file. Download that zip file and extract it on your MAC Lion server.


Step 2: Install SSL on Mac OS X Lion Server

  • Right click on your SSL Certificate file which you have recently added on your Mac Server.
  • Now you will have to enter the administrator credentials to add SSL in to the Systems Keychain.
  • Open the Server App; here you need to select the Mac server in which you wish to install the SSL certificate.
  • For successful login, enter correct credentials in Server
  • Select your server name located under Hardware, and then click on Setting tab.
  • Click on the Edit from SSL Certificate

Mac OS X Lion SSL Installation

  • Now select ‘ – Self-signed‘ from drop down field and then in from Setting (Gear icon) drop down menu select Replace Certificate with Signed or Renewed Certificate and press OK.
  • Now drag and drop your domain.crt file here, you can see your certificate information; next step is to click on Replace Certificate
  • Form the ‘Certificate:’ drop down menu select your certificate and click on OK
  • Now in your Server tab, your will able to see your domain name next to SSL Certificate

Your SSL Certificate is now installed on Mac OS X Lion Server.


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