How to publish SSL certificates on Apache servers
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How to publish SSL certificates on Apache servers

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Article summary

In this document, you will learn how to publish and install an SSL certificate, managed by senhasegura's Certificate Manager, on Apache servers.

Requirements

  • Apache server with SSL parameters activated, without a registered SSL certificate.
  • SSL certificate, generated and signed by a Certificate Authority (CA).
  • A credential registered in senhasegura PAM, with superuser (administrator) access, especially reading, writing and executing the directories /var/www, /etc/ssl/private and /etc/ssl/ private on the Apache server.

Step by step

To publish an SSL certificate managed by senhasegura on Apache servers, you must:

  1. Register the server's IP address or domain as a credential in senhasegura PAM.
  2. Register the certificate in senhasegura Certificate Manager.
  3. Configure the publishing profile in senhasegura Certificate Manager.
  4. Publish the certificate in senhasegura Certificate Manager.

Follow the details of each step of the process below:

1. Register server address as a senhasegura PAM credential

To register the server address as a credential in the senhasegura PAM, follow the steps indicated in the document How to configure a device.

2. Register the certificate in Certificate Manager

To register an SSL certificate in the Certificate Manager of senhasegura, follow the steps indicated in the document How to import a certificate.

3. Configure publishing profile in Certificate Manager

  1. In senhasegura, access the profiles page, using the path Grid menu > Certificate Manager > Settings > Publication profiles. Click on the three vertical dots and select the New option.
  2. In the Settings tab, define a name for the new profile in the Profile name* field.
  3. Select the Apache option in the Publishing Plugins* field
  4. Check the option Use a registered credential to access all devices.
  5. In the Registered system access credential field, select the credential created (server address) previously in senhasegura PAM.
  6. In the site field, type the name of the server configuration file. Example: default-ssl.conf.
  7. In the Configuration file path field, write the full file path, along with the file name. Example: /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf.
  8. In the Port field, write which port the server is operating on.
  9. In the Servers tab, click the plus button, represented by the sum icon.
  10. In the window to create a server, select the device corresponding to the Apache server, in the Device name field.
  11. Select the checkbox for the device.
  12. Click the Add button.
  13. Click the Save button.

4. Publish the certificate to Certificate Manager

  1. Insenhasegura, access the list of certificates registered in Certificate Manager, through the path Grid Menu > Certificate Manager > Certificates > Certificates.
  2. Find the desired certificate and click on the three vertical dots.
  3. Select the Publish certificate option.
  4. In the Publish certificate window, fill in the Reason* fields, select the profile previously created in Publication Profile and write a Justification. The fields relating to the server will be automatically filled in when selecting the publication profile.
  5. Click the Publish button.
    To follow the process and status of the certificate, access the path Grid Menu > Certificate Manager > Publishing.

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