SSL Certificates Help

Request my SSL certificate for a secondary domain hosted with a GoDaddy hosting account or a site hosted with another company, without a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

After you purchase an SSL certificate and the credit is available in your account, request the certificate for the website's domain name (or common name) that you want to secure.

Note: After purchase, there can be a delay before the SSL certificate credit is visible in your list of products. If you don't see the certificate credit, refresh your browser until it appears.

Use the SSL wizard to request your certificate and generate your CSR and Private Key

  1. Go to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. Select Manage All next to SSL Certificates.
  3. Select New Certificate for the SSL credit you want to use.
  4. On the Certificate Setup page, select Choose a Domain, enter your domain name, and then select Continue.
  5. Your Private Key and certificate signing request (CSR) appear below your domain name. For both, select Save File and save a copy of your Private Key and CSR to a secure location.
    Save CSR and Private Key
    Warning: You won't be able to view your CSR or Private Key after you leave this page. You'll need them later when you install your certificate. Save both to a secure location that is easy for you to find.
  6. Select Continue to open the Prove Domain Control. If you've done this before and know what you need, select it. Otherwise, leave everything as it is and select Continue.

    Note: By leaving everything selected on the Prove Domain Control page, you'll have more options when you're ready to verify you have control of the domain name. If you don't have access to the listed email addresses, we'll use another method to verify that you control the domain.

  7. On the Additional Options page, select the Certificate Issuer you want to use. The only thing that changes is who the certificate is issued by. Your certificate will function the same regardless of what you choose.
  8. Read the Subscriber Agreement, select the checkbox for I agree to the terms and conditions of the Subscriber Agreement, and select Continue.

That's it! Your next step is to verify you have control of the domain name.

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