How to Install SSL Certificate on Tomcat

Posted at June 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can discuss how to install SSL certificate on Tomcat Tomcat is an open source web server which is implemented in java servlets. By default, Tomcat is listening on the port 8080 but the secure Tomcat will listen to 8443.   Steps to install SSL certificate 1) Create a key store for SSL certificate. Java key store is a repository of SSL certificate. We can generate the same using the following command. # keytool -keysize 2048 -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA -   [...]

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LetsEncrypt Support in DirectAdmin Control Panel

Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm by Jithin

LetsEncrypt is a certificate authority that provides free SSL/TLS certificates for a web server. It provides a free TLS encryption using an automated process. Usually enabling SSL is a complex process which requires manual creation, validation, signing, installation, and renewal of certificates in order to attain a secure private connected website. The automated process eliminates the need for the aforementioned steps. Also, LetsEncrypt is supported by all major web browsers. This tutorial descr   [...]

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Transfer SSL certificate with cPanel/WHM

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can check how to Transfer SSL certificates with cPanel/WHM. There are various type of transfers on servers. Sometimes we may need to migrate a website from a server to another server. Sometimes, we may need to transfer all the accounts associated with a re-seller account. There can be also occasions where we will do a whole server to server migration. Have you ever thought about migrating your SSL certificate stored on a server to another server? We can migrate the SSL ce   [...]

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Manage Let’s Encrypt on Breadbasket

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm by Jithin

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open SSL certificate authority. The Let’s Encrypt makes it possible to achieve the browser trusted SSL certificates for your domains, free of cost. Additionally, the certificate will renew automatically every 90 days. With Let’s Encrypt there are no complicated configurations and no validation emails. Also, you can install multiple certificates on your hosting accounts, for each domain and sub domain you choose. The certificates are domain validated    [...]

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Create and Install Self-Signed SSL Certificate on CentOS and Ubuntu

Posted at February 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm by Jithin

SSL certificate stands for Secure Socket Layer is used to establish a secure and encrypted connection between a browser and a server. SSL certificate is also known as digital certificate. The SSL connection protects sensitive data such us credit card information and authenticated passwords during each visit. When you purchase SSL certificate from a trusted-third party they will say that your SSL certificate is both valid and legitimately used by it owners.   Creating Self-Signed Certifica   [...]

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How to Enable SSL in AbanteCart

Posted at January 28, 2017 at 11:40 am by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to enable SSL in AbanteCart.   1) Login to AbanteCart admin panel. 2) Click on the tab ‘System’.   3) Go to Settings >> Store Details.   4) Locate the option ‘Use SSL’.   5) Click the button ‘ON’.   6) Click the button ‘Save’.   That is how we can enable maintenance mode in AbanteCart.   If you need any further assistance please contact   [...]

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Understanding Different Types of Browser Errors

Posted at January 28, 2017 at 11:35 am by Jithin

In this tutorial we can check different types of browser errors and what it means.   Certificate Error Certificate error is an SSL certificate error or security certificate error. This type of errors occurred while connecting to a website using HTTPS. The browser displays these types of error when the browser cannot verify the real owner of the website using SSL certificate. Certificate error may occur whenever a website is using a self-signed certificate or shared SSL for their we   [...]

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How to Enable SSL in phpBB

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to enable SSL in phpBB.   1) Login to phpBB admin panel. 2) Go to the section ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click on the ‘Cookie Settings’.   4) Go to the option ‘Cookie secure’.   5) Click the radio button near to the ‘Enabled’.   6) Click the button ‘Submit’.   That is how we can enable SSL in phpBB.   If you need any further assistance    [...]

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How to Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on CentOS 6/7

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm by Jithin

To install Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on CentOS 6/7, please follow the steps below.   1) Make sure that Apache Web Server is already installed in your server. If not, the use the command below to install it. $ yum install httpd 2) Install the SSL/TLS module. $ yum -y install mod_ssl 3) Start the apache server by using the following command.  $ service httpd start [On RHEL/CentOS 6] $ systemctl start httpd.service [On RHEL/CentOS 7] 4) To install Let’s Encrypt Client,    [...]

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All About Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Posted at December 13, 2016 at 11:31 am by Jithin

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a method for encrypting network communications. TLS is the successor to Secure Socket Layer(SSL). TLS allows a client to verify the identity of the server and can allow the server to verify the identity of the client. TLS is based around the concepts of certificates. A certificate has multiple parts: a public key, server identity and signature from a certificate authority. The corresponding private key is never made public. Any data encrypted with the private ke   [...]

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How to install SSL Certificate on Windows Server 2012

Posted at September 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm by Jithin

1) Open the ZIP file that includes the SSL Certificate and save the SSL Certificate file (your_domain_name.cer) to the desktop of the web server which is to be secured. 2) Open Information Services (IIS) Manager. 3) In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, under Connections, select the required server’s Hostname. 4) In the menu, double click the Server Certificates icon.   5) In the Action menu, click Complete Certificate Request wizard. 6) In the Complete Cer   [...]

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How to Enable and Manage AutoSSL in WHM/cPanel

Posted at September 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm by Jithin

AutoSSL helped many cPanel and WHM users who had issues with SSL installation and renewal. With the entry of AutoSSL there are no more fill out, and no more certificates to manually copy.  The Domain will get a Validated SSL certificate automatically by enabling AutoSSL. The advantage of AutoSSL is that on the time of expiration time a new SSL is requested and automatically installed.   How do you enable AutoSSL? AutoSSL enabling is much easy! In WHM navigate to the AutoSSL interf   [...]

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About SSL

Posted at September 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm by Jithin

What is SSL? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a protocol to establish encrypted link between a server and a client. When SSL is used, the URL will be starting with https as “” and there will be a green padlock which tells us that SSL is installed. When SSL is used, we get privacy, integrity and authentication. As SSL enables secure communication, millions of websites are using SSL to transmit sensitive information such as credit card numbers and login cred   [...]

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POODLE Vulnerability and the Solution!

Posted at August 22, 2016 at 11:06 am by Jithin

POODLE stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. This defenselessness permits a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) assailant to decode ciphertext utilizing a cushioning prophet side-channel assault. POODLE influences more established models of encryption, particularly Secure Socket Layer (SSL) variant 3. It doesn't influence the more up to date encryption component known as Transport Layer Security (TLS).   Frameworks Influenced All frameworks and applications using the S   [...]

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Everything about Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Posted at August 22, 2016 at 11:01 am by Jithin

You would have been heard at least once the term VPN. The VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. We can see about VPNs in detail here. As we know, VPNs belongs to networking. Before starting VPN, let us learn more about computer networks.   What is a Computer Network? Simply, a computer network is a set of computers connected together for communication. The primary purpose of this type of communication is sharing resources. There are many resources the networks share such as a file se   [...]

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How to Install SSL Certificate in cPanel

Posted at July 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we teach how to install SSL certificate in cPanel.   1) Login to cPanel account. 2) Go to the section ‘Security’.   3) Click on the icon ‘SSL/TLS’.   4) Click option ‘Manage SSL Sites’ from ‘Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)’.   5) Select the domain name from the drop down menu.   6) Click the button ‘Autofill by Domain’. Then the system will fetch the certificates.    [...]

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SSL or HTTPS will Boost SEO Ranking?

Posted at April 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm by Jithin

SSL or HTTPS will boost SEO Ranking or is it also just a SEO myth? Well, before discussing about that, here I'm pasting an official announcement Google posted on August 06, 2014 Over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We've seen positive results, so we're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. For now it's only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than    [...]

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Using Stunnel to add ssl to shoutcast (or any service that does not have ssl)

Posted at January 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm by John Quaglieri

Stunnel is a proxy designed to add TLS encryption functionality to existing clients and servers without any changes in the programs' code. First stunnel must be installed. Many OS's have stunnel preinstalled: so try running stunnel first. If not install with your OS's package management tool such as centos: yum install stunnel ubuntu: apt-get install stunnel Once stunnel is installed you can begin. First a config file is needed. In this example shoutcast is installed already and runnin   [...]

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Redirect site to SSL using apache and .htaccess

Posted at December 22, 2015 at 2:16 pm by John Quaglieri

A quick way to redirect your site to ssl, from non ssl can be done in a .htaccess file on apache webservers with mod_rewrite. Open .htaccess in a text editor. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L] replace with your domain. Using the rewrite rule ^(.*)$ anything included in the domain redirects to SSL. For example will redirect to

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How to Install SSL certificate for a domain in Plesk

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:01 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to install SSL certificate for a domain in Plesk admin panel.   1) Login to Plesk admin panel. 2) Click the ‘Domains’ button.   3) Click ‘Manage Hosting’ button near the domain name.   4) Go to ‘Websites & Domains’ tab.     5) Click the button ‘Show More’.   6) Click the icon ‘Secure Your Sites’.     7) Click ‘Add SSL Certific   [...]

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Install SSL Certificate in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm by Jithin

In this documentation we can check how to install SSL certificate in DirectAdmin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin panel. 2) Click the button ‘SSL Certificates’ from the section ‘Advanced Features’.   3) If you want to use the server’s shared signed certificate. Click the radio button near to the option ‘Use the server’s certificate’.   4) If you want to create your own self signed certificate, click the radio button near the option ‘Create    [...]

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Manage WHM Service SSL Certificates

Posted at December 1, 2015 at 1:31 pm by Jithin

In this documentation we can check how to manage certificates for your server’s services. Login to WHM. Navigate to Home » Service Configuration. Click the icon ‘Manage Service SSL Certificates’.   We can use this interface to manage SSL certificates for services other than Apache. Here we can see a list of services, description of the currently assigned certificates and actions which you can perform for each one.     Following are the availa   [...]

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SSL Error: this website does not supply ownership information

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:28 am by InterServer Staff

The error: this website does not supply ownership information on a certificate is due to the certificate type being used. A new type of certificate called EVSSL providers this ownership information. You'll need to obtain an Extended Validation Certificate from a certificate authority that offers them. EVSSL is a more expensive ssl cert (green bar). Example: has the green bar cert. There is more verification for these types of certificates and they can take a few days to complete   [...]

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Ordering SSL certificates through

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:28 am by InterServer Staff

SSL costs vary based on the SSL type purchased. You can purchase an ALPHASSL ssl certificate for $19.95 for 1 year in under SSL -> Buy SSL. Using alphassl note that the cert can be under OR, but NOT both. DomainSSL, the next certificate type at 99.50 / year when ordered as also works at An ALPHASSL wildcard is $75 per year. However for cPanel user's be aware that cpanel does not   [...]

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