Installing an SSL Certificate on Parallels Plesk 12

Solution ID:    SO28486    Updated:    01/27/2016


This document provides instructions for installing a certificate on Parallels Plesk 12.

Step 1. Download the SSL Certificate & Intermediate CA Certificate

  1. Download your certificate from the unique secure link we provide your technical contact via order fulfillment email.
  2. The ZIP file you downloaded contains the following certificates:
    ◦  SSL certificate (i.e. ssl_certificate.crt, also known as end entity certificate, public key certificate, digital certificate or identity certificate).
    ◦  Intermediate CA certificate (i.e. IntermediateCA.crt, also known as chained certificate or signer/issuer of the ssl certificate).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.


Step 2:  Installing the SSL Certificate

  1.  Once logged into Plesk, select the Websites and Domains tab and click the domain to be secured.


  2.  Click Secure Your Sites.


  3.  Select the certificate entry that was created with the CSR.


  4.  In the Upload Certificate Files section, click Browse to add the certificate and intermediate.  When both files are added click Send Files.


  5.  Alternatively the certificates can be copy/pasted into the text boxes under Upload the certificate as text.


  6.  Return to the Websites & Domains tab and click Hosting Settings next to the domain.


  7. On the next page locate the Security section and select the certificate from the drop down list.  Check the box SSL support to enable the certificate.


  8. Click OK at the bottom of the page to save changes.


Verify that the certificate is installed correctly with our certificate checker.



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