What is an SSL re-key

A SSL re-key is the process which you generate a new private key for your existing SSL certificate. Re-keying is recommended when moving your SSL certificate from one server to another.

To start the SSL re-keying process, you have to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from your Everleap account:

  • Log in to the Everleap Control Panel and go to Services  > SSL Certificates.  
  • Click the "Create CSR" button.
  • Fill in the necessary fields to complete the CSR.  
Refer to this Knowledge Base article for more information on the Parts of a CSR.

Once you generate the CSR, copy the CSR and provide it to the SSL vendor you purchased your SSL certificate from. They should be able to perform an SSL re-key. Refer to this Knowledge Base article for instructions on how to install a SSL certificate purchased from a third party vendor.

Note: Some SSL vendors may charge for the re-keying process. Each SSL vendor will have their own steps to complete an SSL re-key. Contact your SSL vendor for information on getting started with the re-keying process.