How To Generate an SSL Certificate For Your Website

May 10, 2011
If you run a website which you need to serve via SSL, then this article is for you. The procedure for making your website SSL ready is quite simple. It involves -

  1. Generating a private key.
  2. Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
  3. Getting the CSR signed by a certificate authority - Verisign, Go Daddy, Thawt etc. (Be ready to shell out some money here).
  4. Uploading the private key, the CSR, and the certificate to your website.
  5. Configuring the SSL version of your site. And finally ...
  6. Enabling the SSL for your website.

ScoutApp has a nice article that explains the above steps in detail. Check it out.