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How to Install SSL Certificate on Plesk

Steps to Install SSL on Plesk Server

Initial Instruction

plesk logoBefore starting SSL certificate installation, please verify the below checklist.

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server directory
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL issuance Documents as per CA’s requirement (Only For EV & OV Certificates)

Step 1: Store SSL Certificate Files

After the SSL certificate issuance process, you will get your SSL files via email included in a *.zip file. Download this zip file and extract the certificate files on your server directory.

Step 2: Rename Certificate File

Open the Server certificate file using a text editor (E.G Notepad), copy whole encrypted data starting from —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– to —–END CERTIFICATE—– and paste it into a new file. Now save this new file with Cert.crt name.

Note: Avoid using Microsoft Word to open the server certificate file, if may add some special characters which makes SSL Certificate invalid.

Step 3: SSL Certificate Installation

  • Open & Login into your Plesk
  • Move to the Websites & Domains tab section.
  • Hit the SSL certificates
  • Hit the manage link for the domain which you wish to secure with an SSL certificate,
  • Click on Add SSL certificate
  • Browse your Private Key, SSL Certificate, and CA Certificate one by one respectively.
  • Click over send file
  • Move to the Websites & Domains tab section and click over Web Hosting Settings
  • In the certificate, the menu selects SSL Certificate then select the SSL Support checkbox & press OK.

Finally, your SSL/TLS Certificate is installed on your Plesk web server.

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