Is it possible to get the files only?

I can login to a root shell on my machine: yes
I’m using a control panel to manage my site: yes (cpanel)

Hello, on my cpanel controls I can setup encryption certificates by uploading them directly. Is it possible to generate the certs on one computer then move them ?

thank you

Yes, This can be done in several different ways.

The easiest way to generate the certificates on a different computer is to use the DNS challenge (in this you need to place a given token in a TXT record in your DNS to prove ownership of the domain) which can be done from any computer.

You can also do it by copying the tokens to your server for the HTTP challenge, and copy the tokens using SSH, SFTP, FTP…

If you have root access on your cpanel though, why not just use the cpanel autossl feature to generate them and keep them uptodate automatically on the server ?

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