Using certificate for email, ftp and http


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Hi @kenko, what’s your question?

If your question is, in the abstract, whether it’s possible to use the same certificate for e-mail (SMTP and/or IMAP), FTP, and HTTP services, then the answer is yes. Let’s Encrypt certificates can be used for all of these purposes and you can use the same certificate for each of them.

You’ll probably have to separately edit configuration files for each of the server applications that provides these services to point them to the appropriate certificate location. For example, you’ll probably have to edit an IMAP server configuration, MTA configuration, FTP server configuration, and web server configuration, in each case to let the server know about the location of the certificate chain and private key.


I’m happy to hear that you are “Using certificate for email, ftp and http”.


It’s also worth noting that FTP and email servers in particular can have different and very specific formats for the certificate, chain, and key. Sometimes they have to be concatenated into a single file - it all depends on the software.


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