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Install a Comodo SSL Cert on a Domain

  1. Login to the cPanel account.
  2. Click SSL/TLS in the Security section.
  3. Click the CSR link.
  4. Enter domains, one per line with and without the www.
  5. Enter City, State (no abbreviations), Country and Company.
  6. Click Generate.
  7. Now go to comodo.com/login and login (Comodo credentials are in user passwords).
  8. Click Web Host Reseller.
  9. Make sure credit is > $40 (per cert).
  10. Click “Buy” to the right of Positive SSL (located near the bottom).
  11. Go back to cPanel, copy and paste the “Encoded Cert Signing Request” into CSR box on Comodo.
  12. Select WHM/cPanel from dropdown.
  13. Select 1 year.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Select HTTP CSR Hash and then click “Show Alternative DCV Info”.
  16. Click HTTP CSR Hash tab.
  17. Copy info below “This text may contain…” into notepad.
  18. Name the notepad file “###.txt” – get name from HTTP CSR Hash.
  19. Upload text file to .well-known > pki-validation directory (create it if it doesn’t yet exist).
  20. Click continue on Comodo pop up.
  21. Click Manage Area button.
  22. Go back into Web Host Reseller.
  23. Click Report on your orders.
  24. Click Run Report.
  25. Download the zip file.
  26. Go to the account directory on the local server, create a certs folder if one does not exist.
  27. Extract the 2 files from the zip file in the certs directory (on the local server).
  28. Go back to cPanel and click Return to SSL Manager.
  29. Click the CRT link.
  30. Choose a cert file (halfway down the page) – grab the .crt file from the certs directory on the local server.
  31. Click upload certificate.
  32. Go to WHM and search for SSL.
  33. Click Install an SSL Cert on a Domain.
  34. Click the Browse Certificates button.
  35. Choose the account name from the dropdown.
  36. Choose the Comodo cert option.
  37. Click Use Certificate.
  38. If you get all green check marks, click Install.
  39. Click OK.
  40. Go to the back end of the website and Install and Activate the “Really Simple SSL” plugin.
  41. Click Go ahead, activate SSL button.
  42. Uncheck “flush” checkbox if you get an era and try again.
  43. Go back to FTP and delete the text file from pki-validation on the remote side.
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