Category: SSL

How to install SSL certificate on ubuntu(Magento)

Step1) Change to the Apache SSL Certificate directory:

cd /etc/apache2/ssl


If it doesn’t exist then create it:

sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl

Step2). You need three files:

– The public key provided by the Certificate Authority
– The Private key from your server which you created and submitted to the Certificate Authority
– The Intermediate or Chain Certificate provided from your Certificate Authority

Move them all to the /etc/apache2/ssl directory and name them appropriately

Step3) . Modify your virtual hosts file and add the config to listen on port 443:

<VirtualHost *:443>

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/path_to_your_site
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/your_domain_public.crt // The Public Key provided from the Certificate Autority
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/your_domain_private.key // The key you created initially (probably using OpenSSL and submitted to the Certificate Authority)
SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/your_domain_intermediate.crt // The Intermediate Certificate provided from the Certificate Autority

<Directory /var/www/html/path_to_your_site/>
AllowOverride All


Step4) Restart the Apache service using

Now you should be able to navigate to load your site using HTTPS but depending on your CMS or Shopping Cart platform you may need to make a config change in the admin area to force it to use HTTPS.


To change this in Magento navigate to:

System->Configuration->General->Web->Unsecure and System->Configuration->General->Web->Secure