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Cerberus FTP Server: Create CSR & Install SSL Certificate

Cerberus FTP Server: Create CSR & Install SSL Certificate

Use these instructions to create your CSR (certificate signing request) and then, to install your SSL, intermediate, and root certificates.

  1. To create your CSR, see Cerberus FTP Server: Create Your CSR (Certificate Signing Request).

  2. To install your SSL Certificate, see Cerberus FTP Server: Install Your SSL Certificate.

 

 

1. Cerberus FTP Server: Create Your CSR (Certificate Signing Request)

Cerberus FTP Server: How to Generate a CSR

  1. Log into your Cerberus FTP Server console.

  2. In the Cerberus FTP Server console, on the Summary tab, in top-menu, click Tools > Generate CSR.

    Cerberus FTP Server: create csr

  3. In the Generate a Certificate Signing Request window, enter the following information:

    Common Name: Type the name to be used to access the certificate. This name is usually the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
      For example, www.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com
       
    Organization Name: Type your company’s legally registered name (i.e. YourCompany, Inc.).
       
    Organization Unit: Type the department within your organization that you want to appear on the SSL Certificate (i.e. IT).
       
    Street: (Optional) Type the street where your company is legally located.
       
    Locality (City): Type the city where your company is legally located.
       
    State/Province: Type the state or province where your company is legally located.
       
    Country: In the drop-down list, select the country where your company is legally located.
       
    Contact Email: (Optional) Unless you have reason for providing an email address, you can leave this box blank.

    Cerberus FTP Server: create csr

  4. Next under Private Key, enter the following information:

    Key Type: In the drop-down list, select RSA.
       
    Key Length: In the drop-down list, select 2048.
  5. When you are finished entering your information, click Generate.

  6. Next, in the Browse For Folder window, select the location where you want to save the CSR and its private key and click OK.

    Note:   Make sure to note where you saved the private key file; you need it to install your SSL Certificate.

  7. In the CSR and Private Key created window, click OK.

  8. Next, open the CSR with a text editor and copy and paste its contents (including the -----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and -----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- tags) into the COMODO Certificate order form.)

    Note:   During your COMODO SSL Certificate ordering process, make sure that you select Apache when asked to Select Server Software. This option ensures that you receive all the required certificates for Cerberus FTP Server SSL Certificate installation (SSL and Intermediate Certificates).

    example csr

    example csr

  9. After you receive your SSL Certificate from COMODO, you can install it.

 

2. Cerberus FTP Server: Install Your SSL Certificate

After receiving your SSL Certificate, you need to install the SSL and Intermediate Certificates on your Cerberus FTP Server.

If you have not yet created a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and ordered your certificate, see Cerberus FTP Server: Create Your CSR (Certificate Signing Request).


Cerberus FTP Server: How to Install Your SSL Certificate

  1. On the Cerberus FTP Server where you created the CSR, open the ZIP file containing your SSL and Intermediate Certificates and save the contents of the file (i.e. yourdomain_com.crt and COMODOCA.crt).

  2. Log into your Cerberus FTP Server console.

  3. In the Cerberus FTP Server console, on the Summary tab, in top-menu, click Configure.

    Cerberus Install SSL Certificate

  4. In the Server Manager window, in the sidebar menu, click Security (gold lock).

    Cerberus Install SSL Certificate

  5. On the Security page, under Security, check Enable SSL/TLS.

  6. Next under Server Key Pair, do the following:

    Certificate: Click the folder to browse for and select your SSL Certificate (i.e. your_domain_com.crt).
       
    Private Key: Click the folder to browse for and select your private key (i.e. your.domain.com.key).
       
    CA File: Click the folder to browse for and select the COMODOCA.crt intermediate certificate.
  7. Verifying Your Certificate is Configured Correctly

    In the Server Manager window, on the Security page, click Verify to verify that you correctly configure the SSL Certificate.

    Cerberus Verify SSL Certificate Configured Correctly

  8. Then, click Save.

    You have successfully installed and configured your Cerberus FTP Server SSL Certificate.

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