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How to install an SSL Certificate (DirectAdmin)

This guide is focused around deployed servers with DirectAdmin's new skin "Evolution"

So, you've purchased an SSL Certificate and now you don't know what to do? Don't worry, we're here to help! If you've purchased a standard DV certificate, an OV certificate or an EV Certificate, it doesn't matter, no stress! We'll help explain things to help make it easy for you!

In this guide, we'll be going over the steps needed to install your purchased SSL certificate to a domain on your DirectAdmin Server.

Very easy
Very easy

We hope this guide helps you with this relatively easy process.

As always, if you ever require assistance – please reach out to us.

Installing your SSL Certificate

You'll need to login to your DirectAdmin user through the DirectAdmin Panel – or if you're the Administrator, you can drop in through the admin user.

Once at the user level, go to "Account Manager" and click "SSL Certificates":

Evolution - Default:

Evolution - Icon:

Once inside the SSL Certificate area, you'll see many different choices:

  • Let's Encrypt
  • Paste pre-generated
  • Certificate Request
  • Self Signed

You'll want to ensure that you have "Paste pre-generated' box checked as outlined in the following screenshot:

You'll see two boxes in this window, the "Key" box and the "Certificate" Box.

The "key" box is for the Private RSA Key

The "certificate" box is for the actual certificate or .crt file

Please see this example:

Once your certificate is entered, click "Save" for it to take effect.

Some certificates require you to enter the CA Root Certificate bundled with the certificate as well – please be aware of this!

Setting CA Root Certificate

To set the CA Root Certificate, you'll want to click "CA Root Certificate" within the SSL Certificate area:

This will take you to the "CA Root Certificate" window to apply the certificate.

You paste it and click "Save" – simple as that!

Your SSL certificate at this point should be installed properly.

We do hope this guide helped you during the process.

control-panels/directadmin/how-to-install-ssl-certificate.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/13 07:19 by Karson N.