SSL Certificates

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What is an SSL certificate?

A Secure Sockets Layer – or SSL – certificate is a web security protocol and essential for protecting your site visitors’ sensitive data against fraud and identity theft. SSLs guard data by providing encryption (scrambling of data to prevent tampering during transmission) and validation (verification of the business behind the website). SSL certificates come in different levels of security, depending on the level of protection and security features you need. Often, these features are obvious – Site Seals, HTTPS, and the “green bar” are all visual indicators of a protected site – other times, the security is behind-the-scenes. No matter what level you choose, SSL protection reassures visitors that your site is safe, leading to greater customer trust and increased reliability for your business or brand.

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What is included with an SSL certificate?

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How do I activate an SSL certificate?

The next step after purchasing an SSL certificate is activation. In order to do this, you’ll first need to have a CSR code generated on your server by your hosting provider. You may also generate one yourself by following these instructions. In either case, be sure to note the following tips before you begin:

  • Important: Usually, a dedicated IP address is required for SSL installation. However, if you have SNI technology available on your server, you can install your SSL certificate on a shared IP address. Check SNI availability for your hostname with your hosting provider prior to SSL certificate activation in order to avoid any of the known issues that may occur with this type of SSL certificate installation.
  • Be sure to locate and save the RSA private key that will arrive with your CSR code, as it will be required for the installation. It will not be possible to install the certificate without this code.
  • Once you have a CSR code generated, login to your calipso hosting account and start the activation

How do I generate a CSR code?

Typically, a Certificate Signing Request (or CSR) code is generated upon your request by your hosting company for the website you want to secure with an SSL certificate.

If you are activating a Multi-domain certificate, and your server does not allow you to generate a CSR for multiple common names, activate your certificate using just one common name.

How to install SSL certificates

SSL certificate installation is typically performed by the hosting company that provides services for the domain. However, you may also choose install an SSL certificate yourself. Select your server type from the list below to find detailed instructions for installation.

When can an SSL certificate be renewed?

You will be able to renew the certificate during 30 days prior to its expiration date.

Kindly note that the renewal requires not only paying for adding more years to the certificate validity period.

Once you pay for the renewal certificate, you will need to get a renewal CSR code from your hosting company in order to activate it. Activation of a renewal certificate is pretty much the same as the original activation of the certificate.

Can I use my old CSR for SSL renewal?

You should avoid using the CSR generated during the initial certificate activation, as this is not secure and can compromise your SSL certificate usage. Your hosting company should assist you with a repeated CSR code generation. In case you are able to generate a new CSR yourself, please check out our CSR generation instructions.