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Godaddy SSL Certificates for Filr



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April 15, 2014 3:53 pm

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This is a step by step guide to import Godaddy SSL certificates into Filr. This guides you through creating a new Certificate & key pair in Filr, making a CSR, requesting a certificate from Godaddy and then importing the certificate and associated intermediate (bundle) certs into Filr.

Creating a new Certificate & Key Pair:

  • Login in Appliance Administration Console
  • Go into Appliance System Configuration
  • Go into Digital Certificates
  • From the drop down select “Web Application Certificates”

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  • Click File>> New Certificate (Key Pair)

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  • Fill in the Alias, Validity, Key Algorithm (RSA), Key Size (2048), Signature Algorithm (SHA1withRSA), CN (YourFullServerHostName) and rest. Click OK

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  • Highlight your newly created Key Pair and set it as Active.
  • Reboot Server

After reboot go back to the “Appliance Administration Console” (https://yourhost:9443) and check the certificate in browser. It should be now using your new cert.

Creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR):

  • Login in Appliance Administration Console
  • Go into Appliance System Configuration
  • Go into Digital Certificates
  • From the drop down select “Web Application Certificates”
  • Highlight your recently created Cert&Key Pair
  • Click File>>Certification Request>>Generate CSR

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  • This will create a CSR (yourhostname.csr file) which will be downloaded to your desktop.
    This is a text readable file with a “—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–” and “—–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–“. You will need this CSR to get Godaddy (or any other CA) certificate.

Note: This CSR is linked to your server certificate key but does not contain this key. The certificate you will obtain from CA (Godaddy) based on this CSR will need the server key to work. Since we will import the CA reply back to the server (which already has the key) we do not worry about the key.

Getting Request Signed by Godaddy:

  • Have your CSR that you created from Filr server ready to request a certificate from CA (Godaddy).
  • Login your Godaddy account and go to the section for requesting SSL certificates Note: We will be using a one year standard SSL certificate from Godaddy for this example.
  • On Certificate request page of Godaddy
  • Select “Third Party, Dedicated Server, or Virtual Dedicated Server”
  • Enter your CSR here (Copy/Paste)
  • Select Signature algorithm:(SHA1)
  • Select Certificate issuing organization: (Go Daddy)
  • Review the agreement and check the “I agree” box and click Next.

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  • After Domain Validation and Confirmation click Finish. You will get a message that your certificate will be created shortly.
  • Once your certificate is issued it will appear in your list of current certificates at Godaddy website.
  • Select your certificate and click download.

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  • Select your server type to be “Tomcat” and Download Certificate from Godaddy.

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You will receive a zip file from Godaddy with three CRT files (there will be a XYZ123ABC.crt, a gd_bundle.crt and a gd_intermediate.crt)

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The XYZ123ABC.crt is your server certificate reply from Godaddy for your submitted CSR. The gd_intermediate.crt is your intermediate chain certificate from Godaddy and the gd_bundle.crt contains your Godaddy root certificate along with your intermediate certificate.

Import Godaddy reply into Filr:

  • Login in Appliance Administration Console
  • Go into Appliance System Configuration
  • Go into Digital Certificates
  • From the drop down select “Web Application Certificates”
  • Highlight your recently created Cert&Key Pair
  • Click File >> Certificate Request >> Import CA Reply
    Note: Do not change Alias at this step

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  • Click Browse and select your XYZ123ABC.crt file and click ok. Your reply will be imported.

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  • To verify the import, highlight your Certificate & Key Pair and click “View Info”. The issuer should be Godaddy.

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  • Now import root and intermediate certificates of Godaddy.
  • Click on File>>Import>>Trusted Certificates

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  • Select the Bundle Certificate (gd_bundle.crt). Let the Alias be gd_bundle and click OK. Your certificates are now imported.

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  • Once again select your Cert & Key Pair and click “Set as Active”
  • Reboot the server
  • Close all browser windows and clear browser cache.

Testing:

Open Browser and Login File now. You should not receive the certificate warning anymore in the browser.

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