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SSL Assistant Instructions – Apache Red Hat Enterprise

Description

This document provides instructions for using the GeoTrust SSL Assistant on Apache

PLEASE NOTE: The GeoTrust SSL Assistant is supported on the following Linux platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 with Apache 2.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 with Apache 2.0

*You must have root-level access to install and run this tool.

 

Using the GeoTrust SSL Assistant to Generate a CSR on Apache
For instructions to use the SSL Assistant to Install a Certificate on Apache, click here

Step 1: Download the GeoTrust SSL Assistant
 

  1. Download GeoTrust SSL Assistant for Apache
  2. Extract the SSLAssistant.tar file.  For example:
    tar -xvf Sym_SSLAssistant.tar
  3. The TAR files contains the following files:
    • sslassistant.sh
    • eula.txt
    • readme.txt 

Note: It is highly recommended that you download the GeoTrust SSL Assistant onto the server you plan to install your certificate on.


Step 2: Install the GeoTrust SSL Assistant

  1. Please follow the instructions in the readme.txt file to install the GeoTrust SSL Assistant.

Step 3: Run the GeoTrust SSL Assistant

  1. Log in as root and start the script.
    # ./sslassistant.sh
  2. You MUST agree to the GeoTrust Plug-In Software License Agreement before you will be able to proceed further.
    Please note that the GeoTrust Plug-In Software License Agreement is located in the TAR files that you downloaded.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to generate your CSR.
  4. Enter the information you would like to see on your certificate:
    • Organization Name: Enter the organization’s legal name registering for this certificate.
    • Department: Enter the department that will be using this certificate. Note that this field is OPTIONAL.
    • Country: Enter the country where the business is registered.
    • State/Province: Enter the state or province where the business is registered. If your organization is registered in a country that does not have a state/province, you can use the city that the business is registered in. Please DO NOT abbreviate the State of Province name.
    • City: Enter the city where the business is legally registered.
    • Website: Enter the website that will be secured with your certificate. For example, www.example.com.
       

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  5. Open the CSR file, copy the text, and paste it into the CSR box on the CSR page within the enrollment flows.



Using the GeoTrust SSL Assistant to Install a Certificate on Apache

Step 1: Download the Certificate

RapidSSL will send you the SSL certificate via email.

Using a plain text editor such as Notepad, paste the content of the certificate.

You should then have a text file that looks like.

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----

[encoded data]

-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Make sure you have 5 dashes to either side of the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE and that no white space, extra line breaks or additional characters have been inadvertently added.

 Step 2: Download the GeoTrust SSL Assistant

  1. Download GeoTrust SSL Assistant for Apache
  2. Extract the SSLAssistant.tar file.  For example:
    tar -xvf Sym_SSLAssistant.tar
  3. The TAR files contains the following files:
    • sslassistant.sh
    • eula.txt
    • readme.txt

Note: It is highly recommended that you download the GeoTrust SSL Assistant onto the server you plan to install your certificate on.

Step 3: Install the GeoTrust SSL Assistant

  1. Please follow the instructions in the readme.txt file to install the GeoTrust SSL Assistant. 

Step 4: Run the GeoTrust SSL Assistant

  1. Log in as root and start the script.
    # ./sslassistant.sh
  2. You MUST agree to the GeoTrust Plug-In Software License Agreement before you will be able to proceed further.
    Please note that the GeoTrust Plug-In Software License Agreement (eula.txt) is located in the TAR files that you downloaded.
  3. Once you have agreed to the terms, follow the onscreen prompts to install your certificate.


Please refer to the readme file that was included in the TAR file you downloaded on your machine for more information.

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