How to generate and install Comodo/Sectigo SSL Certificate
May 24, 2020
When you buy Comodo/Sectigo SSL Certificate with HostBrook you will get the invitation letter with a link to a page where you can generate your Certificate. Follow the detailed step-by-step guide below to obtain and install your SSL Certificate at the cPanel.
NOTE. The instructions below work for both HostBrook and GoDaddy Linux shared hostings. Please contact us If you need help with certificate installation.
Click the link provided in the invintation letter.
Select order type and "Email Authentication" option:
Get Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for your domain.
Go to your account - "My Products"
Hit the button "Manage" at the right of the hosting plan your domain linked with:
At the new page opens hit the button "cPanel Admin":
Click on "SSL/TLS" link at the tab "SECURITY":
At the new window click the link "Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.":
Select "Generate a new 2,048 bit key" and fill all required fields:
NOTE. Put domain name you need Certificate for (or all domains if you obtain multi-domain Certificate). If you obtain Wildcard Certificate, add record with `asterisk` in a domain name in the form: *.example.co as an separate line.
Put email that will be used by CA for authentication and hit the button "Generate":
NOTE. You can use email, started from admin@... or administrator@... or hostmaster@... or postmaster@... or webmaster@... linked with your domain. If you do not have any emails from this list - simply create it in your cPanel.
Copy the generated encoded Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
Paste Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Paste the generated Encoded Certificate Signing Request in the appropriate field in the invitation page:
Select Server Type and hit the button "Continue"
For HostBrook Linux Shared hosting it is "Apache-ModSSL":
Fill verification info and hit the button "Continue"
Select Certificate Approver Email that you used when generated Certificate Signing Request (CSR):
Fill fields Site Administrator Contact Information and Technical Contact Information:
NOTE. Site Administrator Email can be different from email you use for verification of domain ownership. At this email you will get your SSL Certificate.
Check box "I have read and accept the terms and conditions of the subscriber agreement.." and hit the button "Continue":
At the new window you get order ID:
Check your email box
You have to get a confirmation email from Sectigo CA. Click the link, provided in the email:
Validate your domain
You will be forwarded to SECTIGO web site. Paste validation code provided in the email into the field and hit the button "Next"
Upload your Certificate
You will receive you SSL Certificate and SSL Seal at the email provided in Site Administrator Contact Information field.
Back to cPanel and click the link "Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates":
Paste your Certificate and hit the button "Save Certificate":
Install your Certificate
Return to SSL/TLS tab and click "Manage SSL sites":
At the tab "Install an SSL Website hit the button "Browse Certificates":
Select your new added Certificate and hit the button "Use Certificate":
Your new Certificate will be autofilled. Hit the button "Install Certificate":