Uploading the certificate onto your domain

This is the third step in securing your IP-based site. Before you complete this step, you need to have generated a certificate request and requested a certificate from a Certificate Authority.

To load the certificate:

  1. Generate the certificate request and request a certificate from a Certificate Authority if you have not done so already.

  2. Open the email from the Certificate Authority, and copy the contents onto your local system into a text editor program, such as Notepad.

  3. Once you have copied the contents into a text editor program, leave the program open on your desktop.

  4. Start a browser and log in to the Site Administrator control panel.

  5. In the shortcuts area of the Home page, click View Services (Tools section).

  6. On the Service list, locate the Web Server, then click Configure Web server in the Web Server's Actions column.

  7. On the Web Server submenu, click SSL Settings. The SSL Settings window opens.

  8. At the bottom of the SSL Settings form, click Import. The Save SSL Certificate window opens.

  9. Copy the certificate information from the text editor program, then paste it into the Certificate text box. 

  10. Click Save.

  11. To enable security for your site, you must have your service provider restart your site's Web server.

Your site is not secure until your service provider notifies that your site's Web server has been restarted.

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