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OS X Mavericks Server: SSL Certificate Installation

If you have not yet created a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and ordered your certificate, see
Mac OS X Mavericks Server: SSL Certificate CSR Creation.


Mac OS X Mavericks: Installing Your SSL Certificate

To install your Mac OS X Mavericks SSL Certificate, complete the steps below.


Mac OS X Mavericks Server (10.9): How to Install Your SSL Certificate


Installing the Certificate

  1. Open the ZIP file containing your SSL Certificate and save the SSL Certificate file (yourdomain_com.crt) to the desktop of your Mac server.

    Keep this folder open so that you can readily access your SSL Certificate (yourdomain_com.crt) and the COMODO RSA Intermediate Certificates (ex: COMODORSA.crt) files.

    Save SSL Certificate

  2. Open the Server App.

    In the Finder window, under Favorites, click Applications and then double-click Server.

    Open Server App

  3. In the Server window, do one of the following actions to select the server on which you want to install your SSL Certificate.

    Note:     You should select the server on which you created the CSR.

    • To install the certificate on this server

      1. Select This Mac – YourServerName and then click Continue.

      2. Enter your Administrator Name and Administrator Password and then click Connect.

    • To install the certificate on another server

      1. Select Other Mac and then click Continue.

      2. Enter your Host Name or IP Address, your Administrator Name and Administrator Password, and then click Connect.

    Mac OS X Mavericks Select Servername

  4. In the Server window, under Server, click Certificates.

    Mac OS X Mavericks Open Certificates page

  5. On the Certificates page, double-click on the Pending certificate that you created when generating the CSR.

  6. On your certificate’s page (i.e. www.yourdomain.com), under Certificate Files, in the Drag files received from your certificate vendor here box, drag-and-drop your SSL Certificate (yourdomain_com.crt) and the COMODORSA.crt files.

    Hold down the command key, select both files, and then drag them to the box and drop them.

    Mac OS X Mavericks,Drag-and-drop Certificate files

    Mac OS X Mavericks Install SSL and Intermediate Certificates

  7. Click OK.

Assigning the Certificate

  1. In the Server window, under Server, click Certificates.

    Mac OS X Mavericks, Certificate page select Custom

  2. On the Certificates page, in the Secure services using drop-down list, select Custom.

  3. In the Service Certificates window, in the Certificate drop-down list, select your new SSL Certificate for each Service to which you want to assign it.

    For example, in the Certificate drop-down list for Websites (Server Website – SSL) select your new SSL Certificate.

    Mac OS X Mavericks, Assign Certificate to Website

  4. When you are finished, click OK.

  5. Your SSL Certificate should now be installed and assigned to your respective Services.

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