How to purchase and install an SSL certificate

This article details the steps required to install an SSL certificate that was purchased in the Everleap Control Panel. The three steps required to bind the SSL certificate on your web site are:
 
  • Purchasing the SSL certificate.
  • Installing the SSL certificate on the account.
  • Binding the SSL certificate to the site.

Purchasing SSL certificate
 
  • Go to the SSL Certificates manager in the Everleap Control Panel.
  • Click the "Check Out Options" button.
  • Choose the SSL certificate you would like to purchase.  
  • Click the "Next" button.
  • Provide the necessary information in the "Buy SSL Certificate" form. (Refer to this article for more information on the form fields.)
  • Click the "Next" button.
  • Choose the appropriate Approval Contact. The Approval Contact must be an active email address that you can access.
  • Review your Admin Contact and ensure the Admin Email is a valid. Once the approval process is complete, the certificate will be emailed to the Admin Email address.  
  • Click the "Next" button.
  • Review the summary of your SSL order and click the "Buy Certificate" button.

Installing the SSL certificate
  • After the Approval process completes, the Admin Contact will receive the SSL certificate. Depending on the SSL provider, you will either get the "Web Server/Domain certificate", or both the "Web Server/Domain certificate" and the "Intermediate Certificate."
  • Go back to the SSL Certificates manager and click the "Manage" link, which will take you to the to the SSL Certificate Request page.
  • Copy and paste the SSL certificate into the "Install Certificate" text box. The entire SSL certificate must be copied on the Install Certificate text box, including the certificate header and certificate footer.
Note that in the SSL Certificate manager the SSL order will display one of three statuses:
  • Ordered - Your SSL certificate has been ordered and it is awaiting for the Approval Process to complete.
  • Requested - The SSL certificate has been Approved and it is awaiting for the SSL certificate to be installed on the account.
  • Active - The SSL certificate has been installed on the account.

Binding the SSL certificate to your site
 
 
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