How to enter locally generated certs in plesk for a domain on a webserver


#1

Hi,

I managed to install Letsencrypt on my local machine (ubuntu 12.04) and it is functional.

I ran
sudo ./letsencrypt-auto certonly --manual

answered the questions.

Now I have 3 files in directory
etc/letsencrypt/live/domainname.tld/

cert.pem
chain.pem
fullchain.pem
privkey.pem

Plesk lets me enter
"private key" that is clear
"certificate"
"CA-certificate"
What file is entered where?
What is chain and fullchain for?

I used to buy certificates but would now like to use letsencrypt for most sites.
I am rather new to this.

Regards,
Jan


#2

Hi Jan,

“private key” = privkey.pem
"certificate" = cert.pem
"CA-certificate" = chain.pem

full chain is the certificate and ca-certificate compbined in one file - which is needed by some systems.


#3

Thank you very much,

I am really very very enthousiastic about Letsencrypt.
I have tried so long till I had it installed, now I can start bringing my sites to Letsencrypt
instead of tampering with selfsigned certificates.

Kind regards,
Jan