What do I need to send you to install my SSL Certificate?

We require 3 items from you in order to install your SSL Certificate. 

  1. SSL Certificate (.crt) 
  2. RSA Private key (.key or .pem, must be 2048 bitsThat was used to create the above SSL Certificate
  3. Certificate Authority bundle(.crt) May also be referred to as CA bundle or GD bundle

 If you are hosting on a cPanel platform, please see these instructions instead.

1. SSL Certificate:

When sending support@vendasta.com the text for your SSL Certificate, be sure to include the entire text file including the dashes, as seen below. 

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl

SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
SAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMplE+SAMplE/iFICatESAMplE+CErT/iFICatESAMpl
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

 

2. RSA Private Key

If you have an existing 2048 bit RSA Private Key for the above SSL Certificate, and you have access to it, please send it to support@vendasta.com.

  • Be sure that the files you are sending are both the certificate itself as well as the RSA private key, as we need both to complete the installation.
  • If you can not locate your RSA Private Key, please check with your host whether this is accessible.
  • *In some cases, such as on certain older hosting platforms, any existing or newly generated RSA Private Keys may not be retrievable and you will need a new Certificate for your custom domain URLs. In this instance, where neither you nor your host are able to retrieve this key from the server, just let us know by email indicating the URL you need a new a new certificate for.
  • Our support team will generate a key and Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for your domain.
  • We will send you the CSR and you may use that in purchasing your certificate directly from an SSL vendor. You will typically receive both the SSL Certificate, and a separate CA bundle back from your selected SSL vendor. Please send both of those to us at support@vendasta.com.
  • Please not that the Maximum allowed key modulus is 2048 bits.

 

3. Certificate Authority bundle (Intermediate CA)

This is typically found where your Certificate is or may have been emailed to you via email when your Certificate was purchased. 

 

If you are unable to find any of the above files, please email us and we can assist with the process. 

 

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