DirectAdmin - Assigning an IP Address to a User

Before an user is able to install an SSL certificate in DirectAdmin, the user should be assigned a dedicated IP address.

This can be done as followed:

  1. The admin that created the user should have a spare unassigned IP-address available. This can be checked via Reseller Level → IP Management: where an IP-address should be listed with the status free. When this IP-address is available, you can skip to step 3.
  2. When there is no free IP-address available, one has to be assigned to the reseller account. This can be done via Admin Level → IP Management by selecting an IP-address that is currently not in use. Select the reseller and click on Assign To.
  3. When the IP-addres is already is used as a shared address and therefore has an entry in the file '/etc/httpd/conf/ips.conf', it can be released via Reseller Level → IP manager → Free Selected.
  4. The IP-address can now be assigned to the user by clicking on Reseller Level → List Users → <username> → Modify User username, then selecting the free IP-addres and clicking on Save'. Next to the free IP-address you should NOT see the word Shared.

After the installation you can check wether the certificate has been assigned, by navigating with your browser to http://<ip-address>/ or http://[<ipv6 ip-address>]/ and checking if the Shared IP page is shown or not.
Note: After assinging the IP-address it could be that you have to wait before an default Apache page or the Shared IP page is shown; this is normal and has to do with the DNS change and the TTL.


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