Moving certificate to server


#1

Hello :slight_smile:
I have successfully generated certificate using -a manual method (since I have no SSH access to webserver). Certificate is now saved in my computer (/etc/letsencrypt…), however I would like to have these files on server but it warned me not to copy them, just make symbolic link from my computer (if I get it right). I was thinking about either copying them or figuring out how to create them directly on the server. What do you recommend me?

Thanks, Martin


#2

You will need to copy it over to the webserver - by a secure method.

If you have no SSH access to your web server - what secure access do you have ? and does it have some sort of control panel for it ? if so what ?


#3

We are using phpmyadmin and net2ftp but we probably doesnt have encrypted file transfer.


#4

Do you have root access to the server ? or is this a shared hosting environment ?


#5

it’s a shared hosting


#6

You probably don’t have access on the server to install the certificate then. Does your hosting company provide any information about installing SSL certs ? or can you tell us who you use as a hosting provider ?


#7

So it looks like it is possible to upload certificate through control panel in account:
(translated) Information from web:
… in case of your own certificate enter private key
and certificate, in case of necessity intermediate certificate of
CA, all in PEM format …
Might this be solution?


#8

Yes, that could be a solution. Does it request them as 3 separate files, or 2 files ? or all combined in 1 file ?


#9

It requests 2 files.
Okay, this looks like it, thanks much for quick help :slight_smile:


#10

Don’t forget to use fullchain.pem as the certificate file if there isn’t a separate option for the intermediate certificate.


#11

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