Install a Certificate on WHM/cPanel

SSL Certificate Installation on cPanel

NOTE:  If you have not generated a CSR/Private key pair yet you can learn more about how to generate a key pair here.

Once you have received the SSL certificates you can install the certificate using cPanel. If you used cPanel to generate the Certificate Signing Request then you do not need to have the private key available. If you used another server or software (ex. SSL Tools Manager) then you will need to have the private key available.

Click on the ‘Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain’ link in the SSL/TLS menu.


Click on SSL/TLS to install your certificate
Click on the SSL/TLS Icon to start the certificate installation process.

If you generated the CSR using cPanel then you can click on “Generate, view, upload or delete SSL certificates.” on this page.  If not and you have the private key file then you will need to click on “Generate, view, upload or delete your private keys.” and upload your private key first.  Once you have installed your private key (if you generated the CSR outside of cPanel) then you will need to come back to this page and click on Certificates to finish installing your certificate.

Use this menu to manage your SSL certificates.
To install your SSL certificate click on “Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.”

On the Certificates page you can choose to copy and paste the file contents of your SSL certificate into the box labeled “Paste your certificate below:”.  Alternatively you can click on the “Choose File” button and browse to the location where you have extracted your SSL certificate bundle.   Be sure to click on the “Upload File” button to complete the certificate installation process.  You will need to install all files that were included in the zip file using the same exact steps for each file.

Certificate Upload


After the certificate has been uploaded, you will still need to install the certificate and it’s CA-Bundle (intermediate certificates).  You can do this by clicking the “Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)” link.  Select the website from the dropdown list and then click “Autofill by Domain”.  That should fill in the first two fields, Certificate (CRT) and Private Key (KEY).  You will need to copy and paste the complete contents of your CA-Bundle into the final field, Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE).  Once you have pasted the CA-Bundle, you should click “Install Certificate” to complete the installation process.


Add the CA-Bundle when installing the SSL Certificate.
After uploading the certificate, you still need to Install it via cPanel.


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