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ellipti6
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2012-08-24 10:34 am EST

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How does the ssl cert generation work within the WHM? Is it a self signed certificate? Can I install any certificate purchased elsewhere on my server?

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BradM
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2012-08-28 7:29 am EST
Hi ellipti6,

Within WHM, you can install either a self signed ssl certificate, or you can install one that you've purchased. Keep in mind the following:

1. If you would like, InMotion Hosting can <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/ssl/how-do-i-obtain-an-ssl-certificate'>install an ssl certificate</a> for you.

2. If you would like to install an ssl yourself, you'll need to <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/general-server-setup/root-access-faq'>have root access</a> to your server, and you may need to request we <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/how-to/purchase-dedicated-ip-address-amp'>configure an additional IP address</a> if you will have more than one ssl certificate on the same server.

<strong>How does the ssl cert generation work within the WHM?</strong>

If you <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/whm/creating-and-managing-accounts/log-into-whm'>log into WHM</a> as <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/general-server-setup/root-access-faq'>root</a>, click the <strong>Generate a SSL Certificate and Signing Request</strong> link in the left menu. At this point, fill out the details on the page and click <strong>Create</strong>. At this point, it will give you a CSR that you can give to a certificate authority (ssl provider), which they will use to create the SSL certificate. It will also give you a self signed certificate, in case that's what you wanted. You would then use the <strong>Install a SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain</strong> link in the left menu to install the SSL.

I hope this helps answer your question. If we can help any further, just let us know!

Thanks,
- Brad

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