Really Simple SSL

Installing an SSL certificate on MediaTemple

Upon generating your Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate within Really Simple SSL (step-by-step instructions here), you will have received three files: CRT, KEY and CABUNDLE.

These files have to be uploaded in your MediaTemple Dashboard, after which your site will be secured with SSL.

  • Login to the MediaTemple user portal
  • Navigate to the “Overview” page
  • Find your domain in the list of sites and click the domain where SSL should be installed
  • Select “Manage SSL Certificate Options” or “SSL Options” (this may vary slightly, depending on your hosting plan).

MediaTemple - SSL Options for Manual SSL installation

  • Click on IMPORT CERTIFICATE.

MediaTemple - Import Certificate

  • Copy the contents of the KEY file that was generated by Really Simple SSL, and place it within the first field in MediaTemple (the Key field).
    • You have to slightly adapt the content of the KEY field for MediaTemple to accept it as a valid key.

Replace the first and the last lines of the content you copied to the Key field:

–BEGIN PRIVATE KEY–

–END PRIVATE KEY–

With the below lines, where RSA has been added:

–BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY–

–END RSA PRIVATE KEY–

MediaTemple - Installing SSL, Key Field

  • Copy the contents of the CRT file that was generated by Really Simple SSL, and place it within the second field in MediaTemple (the Certificate field)

MediaTemple - Installing SSL, Certificate field

  • Copy the contents of the CABUNDLE file that was generated by Really Simple SSL, and place it within the third field in MediaTemple (the CA/Chain Certificate field)

MediaTemple - Installing SSL, CABUNDLE / Chain Certificate field

  • Finally, Save the changes. Your site will now be secured with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate.
Jarno Vos

Jarno Vos

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