AutoInstall SSL

In addition to the manual SSL Certificate installation steps outlined below, all Webnames web hosting customers can take advantage of AutoInstall SSL within our Web Hosting packages. AutoInstall SSL allows for the configuration, validation, issuance and installation of SSL certificates in a few easy steps.

SSL CERTIFICATE INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

Below is a table outlining the steps to create and install an SSL Certificate.

Step

Description

Who

Where

1

To start the Configuration Process, a CSR Key must be created using the web server hosting your website.

You

Typically In your hosting control panel

2

The following information is prepared and sent to the certificate vendor for validation:

  • Your Business / Organization contact information

  • The CSR from Step One

You

The Not Configured section of the SSL Management page in your Webnames account, here.

3

The certificate vendor validates the authenticity of your order as well as your ownership of the associated domain. Validation is performed differently for different types of certificates. Basic certificates are validated via email or DNS record, while more advanced certificates are validated via phone calls and business record verification.

You and the certificate vendor

Typically via email.

4

Once validation is completed, the SSL certificate is delivered by the certificate vendor via email to you

You

Typically via email, but will also appear in the Issued section of the SSL Management page in your Webnames account, here.

5

Once you've received your SSL certificate, the certificate is copied from your email and installed on the web server hosting your website.

You

Typically In your hosting control panel

6

As an optional last step, the site seal from the vendor is installed on your website to show visitors that your website is secure.

You or your webmaster

In the code of your website

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