Is it possible to transfer an SSL certificate?

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My domain is:

I ran this command: I created the certificate using the Let's Encrypt link in HostGator's Plesk panel for Windows.

It produced this output: It install an SSL certificate huzzah :smiley:

My web server is (include version): not relevant

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Windows

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: HostGator

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): yes

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): yes, Plesk (v18.0.31 according to ViewSource)

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): no idea

The certificate is for a dot Net Core v5 project which HostGator's Windows hosting doesn't support.
We have a Linux VPS with them which we are installing dot Net Core 5 and SQL Server 2019 on.

My question is: can we cancel the existing SSL certificate and reregister it on the new server?

We have requested that the Windows server be decommissioned otherwise I would ask if it is possible to transfer the certificate to the new server...

The VPS already has an SSL certificate for but I'm not sure if it's a wildcard certificate


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If you can't recover the certificate and private key from the previous server to transfer to the new one, you can simply issue a new one, if that's not going to be an issue with the rate limits (Rate Limits - Let's Encrypt).

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I'm not a security expert so I might let the server die and the certificate with it.
Then I can get a re-issue if their VPS doesn't have a wildcard certificate...

Thanks Osiris :smiley: :+1:

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