How to install SSL certificates in Plesk

 

Plesk 12 end-user series

20. How to install SSL certificates in Plesk

This demo assumes you've already logged in to Plesk.

Now let's learn how to install SSL certificates.

Click "Show More" to expand the list of options for this domain.

Then click the "Secure Your Sites" option.

SSL certificates are used to establish secure communication channels on the internet, and for verifying website identity.

Let's go ahead and add an SSL certificate.

Give the new certificate a name.

Make sure all of the information here is correct, then click "Request".

Now click the new certificate's name.

Scroll down to the CSR section (CSR stands for Certificate Signing Request).

Here is your new certificate request and private key, which you will need to copy and paste to an SSL vendor when purchasing a certificate.

Once you've purchased the certificate, you will need to upload the file or paste it as text here.

Let's return to the SSL Certificates page.

Now let's learn how to add a self-signed certificate.

This time, click the "Self-Signed" button.

Be aware that using a self-signed certificate will show a message to your visitors warning that the certificate may not be trusted or valid.

We now have to configure our domain to use this certificate. Click "Hosting Settings".

Locate the Security section, ensure SSL support is turned on, and select your new certificate in the drop down.

Then click "OK".

That's it! The domain has been configured to use our new self-signed domain.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install an SSL certificate in Plesk.

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