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Solution ID : SO22101

Last Modified : 12/18/2018

Installation Instructions for Mac OS X 10.6


This document provides instructions for installing SSL Certificates for MAC OS X 10.6 server. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, Symantec recommends that you contact Apple.

Step 1: Download the SSL Certificate & Intermediate CA Certificate

  1. Download the certificate from Symantec Trust Center account.
  2. The ZIP file you downloaded contains the following certificates:
    Note: Select the server platform as Apple > Mac Server v5.0 for OS X 10.10.5+ when downloading the certificate.
    • SSL certificate (i.e. ssl_certificate.crt, also known as end entity certificate, public key certificate, digital certificate or identity certificate).
    • Intermediate CA certificate (i.e. IntermediateCA.crt, also known as chained certificate or signer/issuer of the SSL certificate).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.

Step 2: Install Intermediate CA Certificate

  1. Once you have obtained the Intermediate CA certificate, together with your SSL certificate from Step 1 and private key (created locally on the server) you can upload them by using the Server Admin.
  2. Open Server Admin and click on Certificates
  3. Click the "+" sign and then choose Import a Certificate Identity

  4. Open up the plus sign as indicated in the diagram.
  5. Select Import a Certificate Identity
  6. Drag the 3 files into the windows as indicated in the diagram:

  • Your private key file. This was the private key created on the server. For more information please refer to this link: SO14457
  • Your SSL certificate file. The file you downloaded in Step 1
  • Your Intermediate certificate file from Step 2

Step 3: Assign the SSL Certificate to your website

  1. On the left window. Click Web.
  2. Click Sites.
  3. Choose the site you want to select the certificate onto.
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. Check Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
  6. Choose the SSL certificate.
  7. At the prompt "Do you want to restart Web now?" Choose Yes.
  8. Verify your installation with the Symantec Installation Checker