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I don't know what my private key is called so don't know what to search for on my linux pc.

Any idea what I can search for or can I generate a new one?

I have these 

ca-bundle.crt*

ca-certificates.crt

gd_bundle-g2-g1.crt

5fe1b55bc58060b7.crt

 

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Re: key file

@Barrowman 

 

If you're trying to secure your site with a GoDaddy SSL, I would suggest checking out all the help articles they have on installing them. If you can't figure it out, GoDaddy will install them for a small fee.

 

If it's a 3rd-party SSL, your best bet would be to consult their help pages if they have any.



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Re: key file

Thanks @MrVapor,

It is a godaddy ssl but i am running it locally on my laptop at present and later on a dedicated machine. Following the help just tells me I should put the needed files in the same place as the key file. As I don't have a clue as to what it is called I can't search for it and so I can't continue.

I am entirely new to setting up this sort of thing although not with computing, especially not Linux.

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Re: key file

@Barrowman 

 

It sounds like you're trying to perform a more complicated setup than most people. If I'm understanding correctly, you're using a Linux OS computer to serve as your temporary hosting platform. Are you using any sort of server virtualization hardware to do so? Honestly, what you're doing is a bit more advanced than most setups, so I'd need a lot more information on how your setup works.



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Re: key file/?isc=gdcommment

I have nginx, mysql, php and wordpress set up on the P.C.
It's currently a http site so I really needed to change to https.
I'm keeping it as a local site until I can get this set up.
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Re: key file/?isc=gdcommment

Hi @Barrowman. Thanks for posting. From what I was able to find online, the name of your private key (I'm guessing that's what you're looking for) is usually specific to the domain you're installing the certificate for. For example, if you are installing the certificate for mydomain.com, the key file might be mydomain.com.key, mydomain_com.key, or mydomain-com.key. I also found that it may have a .pem extension as well. However, if you can't find the key, you may want to just generate a new CSR file and rekey the certificate. 

 

You may also find this article about installing an SSL Certificate on NGINX helpful. 

 

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