Technical: Setup Rapid SSL Certificate with SSLTrust & GoDaddy

Written By Shane Taubman

April 15, 2020

1. Go to SSLTrust website
2. Login to Dashboard
3. Click Services (1)
4. Click Manage Button
5. Click Generate Now
6. Login to cPanel on GoDaddy Host
7. Go to SSL/TLS
8. Under Cerificate Signing Requests (CSR) click on link to create a new CSR

CSR Steps

Key*: Generate a new 2,048 bit key
Domains*: add *.domainname and domainname one per line
City: Enter as required
State: Enter state
Country: Enter Country
Company: Enter as required
Email: e-mail address to verify certificate. Normally same address used for GoDaddy host login.
Passphrase: Optional. Set but don’t use something similar to your current passwords.

Click Generate

9. Copy “Encoded Certificate Signing Request
10. Make sure all contents are copied including “—BEGIN & END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—

11. Back to Managed Product
12. Paste contents in the Server information under CSR
13. Select Your Web Server – Select RedHat Linux…this might be different depending on what plan you have with GoDaddy
14. Select Signature Algorithm and choose SHA2
15. Site Administrator Information – Enter as required
16. Technical Contact Information – Tick “Same as administrator contact”. Make sure “Title” is entered
17. Click Continue 

Generate SSL Certificate Page

Authentication method set to HTTP
E-mail address select
Click Continue

Click Download Authfile button once completed generation of SSL. 

Upload authfile.txt
GoDaddy cPanel File Manager

  1. Open File Manager App under cPanel
  2. Browse to \public_html\.well-known\pki-validation\
  3. Upload authfile.txt

Check / Verify status of auth file visiting

E-mail received from RapidSSL and instructions sent how to install Certificate.

Install SSL Certificate to cPanel / GoDaddy
1. Under cPanel go to SSL/TLS
2. Under Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)
3. Select domain that has domainname
4. Under CRT enter the code from the e-mail
5. Under Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE) enter “Intermidiate CA” code from e-mail.
6. Under Private Key obtain from SSL/TLS view private keys then edit and copy the Private Key code.
7. Enter Private Key Code in Private Key (KEY) section
8. Click Install Certificate Button

Click on SSL/TLS status in cPanel and confirmed SSL certificate installed.


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