PositiveSSL Certificate Installation: Ensim

Installing your Certificate on Apache via Ensim Web appliance 3.1.x

Step one: Loading the Site Certificate

you will receive an email from Comodo with the certificate in the email(yourdomainname.crt). When viewed in a text editor, your certificatewill look something like:

-----BEGINCERTIFICATE-----
MIAGCSqGSIb3DQEHAqCAMIACAQExADALBgkqhkiG9w0BBwGggDCCAmowggHXAhAF
(.......)
K99c42ku3QrlX2+KeDi+xBG2cEIsdSiXeQS/16S36ITclu4AADEAAAAAAAAA
-----ENDCERTIFICATE-----

Copy your Certificate into the directory that you will be using to hold your certificates. In this example we will use /etc/ssl/crt/. Both the public and private key files will already be in this directory.The private key used in the example will be labelled private.key and the public key will be yourdomainname.crt.

It is recommended that you make the directory that contains the private key file only readable by root.

Log into the Administrator console and select the site that the certificatewas requested for.

Select Services, then Actions next to Apache Web Server and then SSL Settings. There should already be a 'Self Signed' certificate saved.

Self Signed

Select 'Import' and copy the text from the yourdomainname.crt file into the box

Import

Select 'Save', the status should now change to successful.

The status should now change to successful

Logout, do not select delete as this will delete the installed certificate.

Step two: Install the Intermediate

You will need to install the Intermediate CA certificates in order for browsers to trust your certificate. The Intermediate CA certificates are contained within the 'ca-bundle' file that was attached to your email in the *.zip file we sent you (this should be named 'yourSERVERNAME.ca-bundle'), or You can download the Positive ssl ca-bundle file from here.

In the Virtual Host settings for your site, in the virtual site file,you will need to add the following SSL directives. This may be achieved by:

1. Copy the intermediate CA file to the same directory as the certificate.

2. Add the following line to the virtual host file under the virtual hostdomain for your site (assuming /etc/ssl/crt is the directorymentioned in 1.), if the line already exists amend it to read the following:

SSLCertificateChainFile/etc/ssl/crt/ca.txt

If you are using a different location and certificate file names you will need to change the path and filename to reflect this.
The SSLsection of the updated virtual host file should now read similar to this example (depending on your naming and directories used):

SSLCertificateFile/etc/ssl/crt/yourdomainname.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile/etc/ssl/crt/private.key
SSLCertificateChainFile/etc/ssl/crt/ca.txt

Save your virtual host file and restart Apache.
You are now all set to start using your Comodo certificate with your Apache Ensimconfiguration.

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