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Thread: Replace self signed SSL with a purchased SSL

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    Question Replace self signed SSL with a purchased SSL

    Hi,

    I am new to this area. I am working on ActiveCollab, which is currently using self-signed SSL.
    How do I go about replacing the self-signed SSL with the one I will purchase (not so sure about how to generate the CSR either)?
    Can anyone give me a step by step instruction on how to get this done?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Replace self signed SSL with a purchased SSL

    I'm not an expert with ActiveCollab, but I did a little Google research on what it is. It appears that this is a hosted application that runs on NGINX. Are you hosting this with a provider like GoDaddy or 1&1 or something? If you have this on a standalone server that you manage, I would think you can follow any Google-based process on generating a CSR from within Apache or NGINX. There's a good configuration example here (https://gist.github.com/pixelDanny/2552976) that seems to show how to modify the ActiveCollab config once you get there.

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    Re: Replace self signed SSL with a purchased SSL

    What kind of server software are you using? If we don´t know what you are using we can´t really help you. Anyway, to create CSR file from the command line:
    Code:
    openssl req -newkey 2048 -nodes -keyout YOURKEYfile.key -out REQUEST.csr
    Open REQEUST.csr with your favorite text editor. Copy the code/text
    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–
    ..
    —–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–

    and use it for requesting a signed certificate.

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