Automation of common administrative tasks is a great way to avoid time-wasting, repetitive work, and allows for faster response times in case of emergencies. Recognizing this need, both for ourselves and our customers, SSL.com has created the SSL Web Services (SWS) API, which can be used to automate a variety of certificate-related operations via any programming or scripting language, including issuing certificates, re-keying and reprocessing orders and managing user access.
To introduce SSL.com’s customers to the SWS API and its features, our new tutorial will walk you through the steps necessary to issue a domain-validated (DV) web server certificate. In the process, you will also learn how to access the API, create a CSR from the command line with OpenSSL, and prepare your server for domain control validation. Readers will also learn how to revoke certificates in bulk via the API, an especially useful function in cases of security incidents. After reading the guide, you will be ready to start automating your own certificate orders!