Apple Mac OS X Server - Certificate Installation

Copying the certificate to the server

  • Login as server root
  • If this folder doesn't exist, create it: /etc/httpd/ssl.crt/
  • Copy cert.crt to the folder mentioned in step 2

Installation of a Certificate

To activate SSL on your website, follow this manual:

  • In Server Admin, click on Web and choose Configure Web Service.
  • Make sure that Enable SSL support is active for the entire site.
  • Click on Sites and select the website on which you want the certificate to operate from and click Edit.
  • Select Enable Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
  • Click on Edit Certificate File, paste the text from the text file, and click Save.
  • Click on Edit Key File, paste the text from the key file (key.pem that you created earlier) and click Save.
  • Click tab to go to the pass phrase. Fill in the phrase and click OK.
  • Select the log file location.
  • Stop andn start the Web service.


Please Note: Web Performance Cache is not compatible with SSL. You can not have the Web Performance Cache and SSL for a specific website at the same time. If you do, Apache will fail to start. For more information, visit the following site:


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