Domains

Adding an SSL certificate

What is an SSL certificate?

SSL сertificates are small data files that connect a key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the lock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

Why it is important to have your domain secure?
– Encrypts sensitive information
– Provides authentication
– Provides trust
Among the disadvantages, we need to mention the additional cost.
Our default service tracking links come with HTTPS support.

1. First, you need to buy a certificate (choose any certificate provider you like the most: for example, gogetssl.com).
Within the procedure, you will be asked to generate a CSR (certificate signing request): it can be either provided by your hosting company or you can do it on your own (check for the ‘generate CSR code’ in Google and you will definitely find the relevant answer).
After that, you will be provided with the certificate files you will need to install on your side – the certificate code will be available from the beginning but the key code is generated by you additionally (follow the instructions from your certificate provider or ask their support team for help).

2. After that, open the Domains section (Tools -> Domains) and simply paste your SSL Certificates (the main first, then the others, if you have any; including ‘—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–‘ and ‘—–END CERTIFICATE—–‘ markers) using any text editor (for example Notepad or TextEdit).

When your certificate provider sends you the certificate, there can be 2 files:

One is called Security Certificate (the main one and should be put first), the other one is CA-BUNDLE File.
Or 3 files:

You need to put ALL of them to the certificate field. Simply put them to that field one by one in the order pictured above:

After that put a private key using any text editor (for example Notepad).

Please keep in mind that it may take some time for the servers to update once you obtain a Custom Domain from your internet domain registrar (up to 24 hours but usually takes less time).

Tip: SSLShopper is providing a great tool for checking if a private key matches a Certificate. Feel free to click here and try it out if you have difficulties with adding your Certificate to RedTrack.

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