Install Custom SSL Certificates


Use their self-generated certificates for the appliance




  1. Generated a Public/Private Key Pair and CSR
  2. Requested Certificate from CA Server
  3. Downloaded Certificate and Chain File to Appliance tmp folder

Follow the below steps after the above have been completed by the customer:

Place the 3 certificates generated into /backups/samba


cd /backups/samba

Next we will need to convert the P7B chain into a cer file for apache 

openssl pkcs7 -print_certs -in HOSTNAMEChain.p7b -out HOSTNAME.cer

**Should put you on the next line, no output provided**

Next we need to modify the ssl.conf

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

Modify to match the below entries. Find the top line of each and comment it out with a # and then add the 2nd line in. Do this for all 3 entries. 

#SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/private/localhost.crt
SSLCertificateFile /backups/samba/HOSTNAME-DR.crt

#SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/private/localhost.key
SSLCertificateKeyFile /backups/samba/HOSTNAME.key

#SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server-chain.crt
SSLCertificateChainFile /backups/samba/HOSTNAME.cer

Save the file

service httpd restart

Check for success

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