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BillDeVoe
post Mar 20 2012, 10:49 AM
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I'm running into a bit of a weird situation trying to install an SSL certificate for a subdomain. Here's what I've got:
1. A subdomain (xyzzy.mydomain.com)
2. A certificate for that subdomain
3. The ZIP file with:
a. NetworkSolutionsDVServerCA.crt
b. xyzzy.mydomain.com.crt
c. AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt
4. OpenSSL installation (with default server.crt and server.key files)

I've put the *.crt files into my ssl.crt folder (where my OpenSSL server.crt is located) and I've updated my httpd.conf file to have the VirtualHost reference the new files thusly:
1. SSLCertificateChainFile <path>/Apache_Plesk_Install.txt
2. SSLCertificateFile <path>/xyzzy.mydomain.com.crt
3. SSLCertificateKeyFile <path>/server.key

When I try to access the site, though, I show that the certificate is issued by "Temp Certificate!". Not sure what I'm doing wrong here but could really use some guidance on how to move forward.
I do not yet have an SSL cert for my top-level domain (www.mydomain.com). I'm not sure if that has an impact or not.
Thanks.

--- Bill.
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Korey N
post Mar 22 2012, 02:39 AM
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Hi BillDeVoe,

I am sorry to hear that you're having troubles with installing your Network Solutions certificate. After researching I found that you actually have the same certificate installed on both your sub domain and your www. domain. If you visit your site using a browser like Google Chrome you will see an error stating that the site is identifying itself as www.domain.com. This means you have the www. certificate installed on both your domains.

I also used an internal tool to check the Certificate Chain and it did show that the certificate installed was for www.domain.com.

If you cannot figure out how to do this the way you have planned I would suggest contacting the server manufacturer for the best instructions.

Hope that helps! Good Luck! (IMG:http://forums.networksolutions.com/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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hoami
post Dec 6 2012, 07:11 PM
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I want install the certificate, which bought via godaddy. How can I do it?
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hoami
post Dec 16 2012, 02:50 PM
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I have all these files. Now I am trying to test it. I will send certificate file (*.csr) and the ca bundle. When everything will work, I'll write about it. Thank you.
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