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How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

On 06/08/2018 By Valentin Ricci

Step 1 - Generate a CSR

1. Open the « Server » App. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

2. In the servers window, choose « This Mac » to store the CSR on the server. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

3. In the the « Server » window, click on « Certificates ». How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

4. On the « Certificates » page click « + », then click « Get a Trusted Certificate ... ». How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

5. Fill in the following information. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

Then click « Next ».


6. Save your CSR in a directory, you will need it shortly.
How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

Then click « Finish ».


7. You can now buy an SSL Certificate.



Step 2 - Install your SSL Certificate

When the Certification Authority has validated your CSR, you'll be able to download your certificate from your HTTPCS dashboard. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

Download and save it in a directory on your OS X server.


1. Open the « Server » App.
How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

2. In the servers window, choose the server you've generated the CSR for. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

3. In the « Server » window, click on « Certificates ». On the certificates page, double-click on the « Pending » certificate you've just created when generating your CSR. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

4. After you've double-clicked on the certificate, drag and drop your certificate files (ServerCertificate and CA-intermediate) into the « Certificate Files » area. How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

Then click « OK ».


5. Now, we have to assign the certificate to some services. In the « Server » window, click on « Certificates ».
On the « Certificates » page, in the « Secure services using ... » drop-down list, select « Custom ».
How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

6. In the « Service Certificates », select a new certificate for each service which you want to be secured.
For example, for a website, select your newly created SSL certificate in the drop-down list.
How to install an SSL certificate on OS X Server

7. Click « OK » to finish the installation.

You can now test your SSL certificate installation.

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