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After you have enabled AutoSSL in WHM then the next step is to make sure that the certificates have been added to your account. You can manage the certificates in the cPanel using the SSL/TLS interface. The following article applies to Shared Business Hosting customers as well as Reseller customers.

Please note this cPanel warning concerning the use of free autossl certificates with the shared IP address: If you do not have a dedicated IP address, web browsers that do not support SNI will probably give false security warnings to your users when they access any of your SSL websites. Microsoft® Internet Explorer™ on Windows XP™ is the most widely used web browser that does not support SNI.

How to Add a Certificate using AutoSSL

If your AutoSSL option "Allow AutoSSL to replace invalid or expiring non-AutoSSL certificates" is set to on, then it will automatically replace any certificate that is expired within your server. You would not need to follow the steps below as the certificate would be installed.Note that this option is not set by default in order to stop the feature from overriding EV or OV certificate with a DV certificate.

  1. Login to the cPanel.
  2. Click on SSL/TLS icon Scroll down until you find the SSL/TLS icon.
  3. click on Certificates(CRT) Click the link under Certificates (CRT).
  4. install certificate Scroll down the list until you find the domain that needs to have the certificate installed. Click on the Install link in order to make sure that the certificate is installed.
  5. Once the installation is complete, scroll down until you see the link to return to the SSL Manager. Click on the link.
  6. Verify certificate installation In order to see if the certificate has been applied, you can click on Manage SSL sites. Scroll down and you can see if a green padlock is applied to the URL where you installed the certificate.

Run AutoSSL in SSL/TLS Section

If AutoSSL doesn't install on a specific domain, you can also force the installation in the SSL/TLS Status section.

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Select SSL/TLS Status.
  3. Run AutoSSLSelect Run AutoSSL or specify the domain(s) beforehand.

How to Delete an AutoSSL certificate

If your AutoSSL option "Allow AutoSSL to replace invalid or expiring non-AutoSSL certificates" is set to on, then it will automatically replace any certificate and apply certificates to the domains in the account. So, if you have multiple domains and you intend to have some domains with SSL and some without, then you should turn this option off.

  1. Login to the cPanel
  2. Click on SSL/TLS icon Scroll down until you find the SSL/TLS icon.
  3. click on Certificates(CRT) Click the link under Certificates (CRT).
  4. click on certificate you wish to delete Scroll down until you find the domain name with the certificate you wish to delete. To the right you will see a link labeled Delete. Click on this link to complete the deletion.
  5. Verify certificate deletion In order to completely remove the certificate click on Return to the SSL Manager at the bottom of the page. Then click on Manage SSL Sites.
  6. Uninstall certificate Next, you need to find the URL that you're trying to remove the SSL certificate from. To the right you'll see the option for Uninstall. Click on Uninstall and you'll get a warning saying that this is a permanent change. Confirm it and the certificate will be removed from the domain. You can then verify by testing the URL in a browser.

Congratulations, you know how to add or delete SSL certificates in the cPanel interface.

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n/a Points
2018-10-30 6:04 pm


I've installed the free ssl certificate. How do I make sure people connect to the https version of my blog when typing its address?



42,943 Points
2018-10-31 8:23 am
You can see how to force the use of HTTPS in this article: How to Force HTTPS using the HTACCESS file.

n/a Points
2018-08-17 12:12 am

what should I do if the AutoSSL certificate is expired? I was using this certificate free.

1,197 Points
2018-08-17 1:49 pm
AutoSSL should auto-renew. If it doesn't, you can force the installation again. If that doesn't work, you may need to remove the expired SSL's and maybe even the HTTPS redirect on any domains not receiving a new AutoSSL within 24 hours. You could set the HTTPS redirect after AutoSSL completed.

Another option, although only for VPS users, would be to enable the following at the bottom of the Options tab.

Allow AutoSSL to replace invalid or expiring non-AutoSSL certificates.
This option will allow AutoSSL to replace certificates that the AutoSSL system did not issue. When you enable this option, AutoSSL will install certificates that replace users’ CA-issued certificates if they are invalid or expire within 3 days.
Unless you fully understand this option, do not select it, because the system could unexpectedly replace an expiring or invalid EV or OV certificate with a DV certificate.
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2017-08-13 11:35 am

Thanks. I done it for my site

31,595 Points
2017-08-14 1:34 pm
You are very welcome! We are glad to help.

Thank you,

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