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How to install an SSL certificate with Vepp? It’s a piece of cake

How to install an SSL certificate with Vepp? It’s a piece of cake
Nastya Kuznetsova
Content manager

If you have already gone through all levels of verification, haven’t lost your secret key and your faith in humanity, the hard part’s over.

Certificate installation with Vepp will only take 5 minutes

If you don’t have an SSL certificate in Vepp

You can install an SSL certificate directly from the website card. Click Install on the corresponding widget.

Website card, SSL widget

 

Now select the point in the middle: Add an existing SSL certificateNext.

Add an SSL certificate

 

Come up with a name for the SSL — it can be anything, you’ll be the only one able to see it anyway. Upload the certificate as an archive, it’s easier this way. If your SSL provider sent you the data in separate files, compress them yourself. There should be your certificate and a chain: a root and an intermediate or intermediate certificates.

Add an existing SSL certificate

 

Once you upload an archive, Vepp will ask you to specify a private key. Copy the data starting from -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- to  -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----, inclusively.

Add an existing SSL certificate, an archive and a private key

 

If uploading an archive is not convenient, you can always add the data manually. At first, your certificate, then a chain (a root and an intermediate one), and then a private key. Paste all the data with -----BEGIN ...----- and -----END ...-----. 

You can add the data manually

 

Activate the certificate after creation is ticked by default. When you are done filling the fields and adding the archive with a key, click Add, and it will be over.

SSL certificate in Vepp

Go to SSLChecker  and make sure everything works properly.

If you already have an SSL certificate in Vepp: an old or a free one

Click the words SSL certificate on the widget, and you’ll to the desired settings section.

Website card, SSL widget

 

Click on Add an SSL certificate at the top-right corner.

Settings, add an SSL certificate

 

Click on Add an existing SSL certificate in the form

Add an SSL certificate

 

Come up with a name for the SSL — it can be anything, you’ll be the only one able to see it anyway. Upload the certificate as an archive, it’s easier this way. If your SSL provider sent you the data in separate files, compress them yourself. There should be your certificate and a chain: a root and an intermediate or intermediate certificates. Pay attention to the available extensions.

Add an existing SSL certificate

 

Once you upload an archive, Vepp will ask you to specify a private key. Copy the data starting from -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- to  -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----, inclusively.

Add an existing SSL certificate, an archive and a private key

 

If uploading an archive is not convenient, you can always add the data manually. At first, your certificate, then a chain (a root and an intermediate one), and then a private key. Paste all the data with -----BEGIN ...----- and -----END …-----. 

You can add the data manually

 

Activate the certificate after creation is ticked by default. When you are done filling the fields and adding the archive with a key, click Add, Vepp will turn off the old certificate and activate the new one.

SSL certificate in Vepp

Go to SSLChecker and make sure everything works properly.

Then you need to configure redirects: from HTTP to HTTPS

In some panels, you can do this in a few clicks, while you need to go to the website root and change files in others. With Vepp, though, everything will go down automatically.

But if you’re installing a certificate on a functioning website and you don’t want to lose SEO traffic, take care of a smooth transition to HTTPS. Help the search robots understand that it’s the same ol’ website, it just started working under a new protocol.

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Don’t forget to update the SSL

You’ll have to update your certificate after a year or two. You’ll go through the same procedure as you did when you first bought it.

Most stores remind you of your certificate’s expiration date. If yours doesn’t, use  SSLChecker: specify your domain in the Check your SSL certificate field, then click on the Remind me SSL is about to expire button and enter your email address — a notification will be sent there a month before the expiration.

Enjoy the security

Scammers create fake websites and even hijack the real ones, the ones without SSL. People are afraid of unprotected websites and tend to leave them before making any purchases. Browsers escalate even more and come up with new ways to scare the unafraid.

Meanwhile, you are managing your website and living in peace:

Keep it up!

Nastya Kuznetsova
Content manager