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Recommendation

We recommend the " FileCloud Control Panel Method " for FileCloud ver 14.0 and above.

The " manual " process can be used for any FileCloud version.




Create CSR for SSL Certificate using FileCloud Control Panel

Starting from 14.0 you can  Create and Install SSL certificate from FileCloud Control Panel.

Step 1 : Create SSL CSR


Click on the "create SSL csr"  link in FileCloud control panel to create the certificate.



 Fill in the information as requested.  





Step 2: Submit the CSR to SSL provider


Upload and submit the CSR file's contents to the SSL signing authority (like GoDaddy, Thawte) etc.

They will sign and give you a ssl certificate usually called as server.crt.


Install CSR for SSL Certificate using FileCloud Control Panel


After you get the signed SSL certificate, click on the "Install SSL cert"  link  in FileCloud Control panel. 



        Specify the SSL certificate file path.

         

Once you are sure, click on Yes to proceed.


Upon successful installation, "Installed Ok!" message appears.  Restart Web Server for the changes to reflect.

Manage New SSL Certificate for FileCloud on Windows (Manual Process)

 

Step 0:  OpenSSL


To create a SSL certificate, you can use the openssl included in FileCloud folder. (The location is c:\xampp\apache\bin)

Step 1:  Create Private Server Key


C:\xampp\apache\bin>openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 2048 -config "C:\xampp\apache\conf\openssl.cnf"

Note

If your SSL provider does not accept key lengths of 2048, a higher length of 4096 can  be used in the above command.

Note

If you get any error about unable to open configuration, file, run the following in the command prompt to set the path.

set OPENSSL_CONF=c:\xampp\apache\conf\openssl.cnf

 

Step 2: Create a Certificate Request (CSR)


C:\xampp\apache\bin>openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr -config "C:\xampp\apache\conf\openssl.cnf"

Notes: Type in the same passphrase used in Step 1.

 

Be sure to enter the actual server's fully qualified name in the "Common Name" field. For example: filecloud.yourdomain.com

If it is a wildcard certificate for all subdomains (for example for using multi tenancy), then be sure to enter *.yourdomain.com

 

Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:US
State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:
Locality Name (eg, city) []:
Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:
Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:
Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) []:filecloud.yourdomain.com or *.yourdomain.com
Email Address []:
Please enter the following 'extra' attributes
to be sent with your certificate request
A challenge password []:
An optional company name []:

For Common Name enter the URL of your site.


Step 3: Remove the passphrase from key


copy server.key server.key.secure
openssl rsa -in server.key.secure -out server.key

Apache won't start up properly if the key is secured with passphrase, so we need to remove it.


Step 4: Submit the CSR to SSL provider


Upload and submit the CSR file's contents to the SSL signing authority (like GoDaddy, Thawte) etc.

They will sign and give you a ssl certificate usually called as server.crt.

 

Install CSR for SSL Certificate for FileCloud on Windows manually

After you get the SSL certificate, you can install it on your FileCloud installation by following the instructions.



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