View Full Version : [SOLVED] How to add an SSL certificate?

July 15th, 2010, 03:25 AM
I've been trying to track down the standard way to add new SSL certificates to a ubuntu server. Through googling I'm pretty confused if it's OK just to drop a file in /etc/ssl/certs or if I need to use the ca-certificates package to add in my certificate so that the system knows it's there. Can someone clarify a bit for me?

July 15th, 2010, 03:37 AM
"The system", whatever you mean by that, doesn't need to know about your certificate. Only the actual server (i.e. daemon) does, and all of them have a directive in their config files where you can enter the path to the SSL cert.

July 15th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Can someone clarify a bit for me?

What are you doing, exactly? Is this for Apache, Squid, or something else?

July 15th, 2010, 08:38 PM
I'm just trying to install a public certificate for a browser to use for https authentication. Figured it out. In my case I'm using a webkit derivative and there's a way to tell it where to find certificates via a config file.

So in short, I can just put my file in /etc/ssl/certs and all is good.

July 15th, 2010, 08:47 PM
I see. So you have a CA cert that was not included in your web browser. And now you've added it.

In addition to the method you used, I believe most browsers will allow you import the CA cert.