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Request my SSL certificate

Note: If your website was created using Managed WordPress, Websites + Marketing, or Websites + Marketing Online Store, your SSL certificate is automatically installed for you when your website is created, and you can disregard these instructions.

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

Select your certificate or scroll down to its section to learn how to request it.

Standard SSL (most common)

The way you request your standard SSL certificate depends on your situation:

Situation Follow these steps
My website is a Managed WordPress, Websites + Marketing, or Websites + Marketing Online Store site. Your product includes an SSL certificate that is automatically installed when your website is created. Your site is secure!
My website is the primary domain on a GoDaddy hosting account like Linux (cPanel) or Windows (Plesk), or a Website Builder v7 site. Use the SSL Wizard to request your certificate for automatic installation.
My website is a secondary domain hosted on a GoDaddy hosting account or is hosted with another company, and I have not generated a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). Use the SSL Wizard to request your certificate and generate your CSR and Private Key.
I have a CSR and just need to request my SSL certificate (advanced users). Request a certificate with a CSR that has already been created.

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 a certificate credit you just purchased, refresh your browser until it appears.

Use the SSL wizard to request your certificate

  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.
    Choose a domain
  5. Start typing your domain name in the text box. Select one of your GoDaddy domains or enter the full domain and then select Continue.
  6. Select how you want to prove domain control and select Continue.
  7. Select the Certificate Issuer you want to use. Read the Subscriber Agreement, select the checkbox for I agree to the terms and conditions of the Subscriber Agreement and select Continue.
  8. That's it! Your next step is to prove you have control of the domain name.

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 select Continue.
  5. Your Private Key and certificate signing request (CSR) will 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 will not be able to view your CSR or Private key after you leave this page. You will need them later when you install your certificate. Save both to a secure location that is easy for you to find.
  6. Select how you want to prove domain control and select Continue.
  7. Select the Certificate Issuer you want to use. Read the Subscriber Agreement, select the checkbox for I agree to the terms and conditions of the Subscriber Agreement and select Continue.
  8. That's it! Your next step is to prove you have control of the domain name.

Request your certificate with a CSR that has already been created

  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 Input a CSR.
  5. Paste your CSR into the box and select Continue.
    Save CSR and Private Key
  6. Select how you want to prove domain control and select Continue.
  7. Select the Certificate Issuer you want to use. Read the Subscriber Agreement, select the checkbox for I agree to the terms and conditions of the Subscriber Agreement and select Continue.
  8. That's it! Your next step is to prove you have control of the domain name.

Organization & Extended Validation Certificate

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 a certificate credit you just purchased, refresh your browser until it appears.

  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, choose where you're hosting your certificate:
    Where's it hosted? What to do
    GoDaddy site builder or hosting on the primary domain name Start to type the domain name and select the domain hosted in your account that you want to use.
    Anywhere else - including secondary domains and subdomains on your GoDaddy hosting Select Input a CSR and then enter the CSR from your server.
  5. UCC certs only — Use Identify Additional Domains to add any Subject Alternate Names (SANs) that were not in your CSR. Enter a SAN domain in the Add a domain: box and select Add. Repeat for any additional SANs, and then select Continue.
  6. Select how you want to prove domain control and select Continue.
  7. Select the Certificate Issuer you want to use. Read the Subscriber Agreement, select the checkbox for I agree to the terms and conditions of the Subscriber Agreement and select Continue.
  8. That's it! Your next step is to prove you have control of the domain name.

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