Certificate Installation: Cobalt RaQ4

May 25, 2018 in WebServer

Installing a Certificate on Cobalt RaQ based Servers
This guide is intended to show you how to install a certificate on Cobalt RaQ servers. This covers the RaQ 4, XTR and 550 devices.

  1. Go to the 'Server Management' screen.
  2. Click the green icon [wrench for RaQ, pencil for XTR] next to the virtual site on which you want to enable SSL. The 'Site Management' screen appears.
  3. Click 'Site Settings' on the left side. [Then 'General' for XTR]
  4. Open the certificate file in a text-editor (typically named 'your_domain_com.crt') and copy and paste the whole content into the 'Certificate' box.
  5. Change the drop-down to 'Use manually entered certificate' and click 'Save Changes'.
  6. Next, the intermediate must be installed. This must be done via the command-line on the server, which involves logging in via SSH.
  7. Log in to the server via SSH. Change to the 'root' user.
    • Note: you may need an administrator perform this task, as incorrect commands can cause data loss.
  8. Create a new text-file on the server with an editor ('vi' or similar). Into it, paste the contents of each of the intermediate certificates one after another. Save the file.
  9. Edit the Apache configuration file on the server. This is usually located in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Navigate to the bottom of the file.
  10. Insert a new line, and enter the following, replacing the path and filename to the file from Step 8:
  11. SSLCACertificateFile /path/to/intermediate-file.ext
  12. Save the changes, and restart Apache (via the administration panel, or via the command line).