If you already have a security certificate for your domain, it can be easily transferred to your Magento Go store. If the process was managed by your service provider, you may not be familiar with the files involved. The files you need are summarized at the bottom of this topic.
If the SSL certificate was used previously on a different server, you will need to obtain the key file. If you don’t have a copy, you can request your service provider to send you a copy of all the SSL files that are associated with your domain.
Important! Make sure to let your provider know that the certificate is for an Apache server.
You are notified when the file uploads successfully. If it does not upload correctly the first time, try again. When your SSL certificate is approved and finishes processing, the following message appears:
Required – Configure your DNS settings to point to: x.x.x.x (IP address)
The next step is to change the “A Record” of the URL for your custom domain to point to the new IP address.
After confirming the DNS change, your account dashboard displays the SSL type as “Bring Your Own SSL,” and shows the status of the certificate.
|Certificate Signing Request (CSR)||The CSR contains information about the request, and is submitted to the Certificate Authority (CA). The CSR file is generated when the request for a SSL certificate is first submitted. The process is automated and is usually initiated through an online form.|
|SSL Certificate (.crt)||When a CSR is received, the Certificate Authority generates the SSL certificate, based on information in the CSR.|
|Certificate Authority (CA)||The Certificate Authority file contains information about the request and usually includes the letters “CA” in the filename.|
|Private Key (.key)||This file contains a private key for the certificate.|
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