The setup of domain validated and wildcard SSL certificates can be completed by following the steps outlined below.
You can view details on the SSL certificates available with LCN and order an SSL certificate on the following page: http://www.lcn.com/sslStep 1 - Setting up your SSL Certificate
- To start the process to setup your SSL certificate, go to the 'SSL' section of your LCN account.
- Select the setup link alongside the unallocated SSL certificate.
- You will then need to enter a domain name to assign to the SSL certificate, the certificate will apply to both the 'www' and non 'www' version of the domain. If you enter a sub-domain (e.g. shop.mydomain.com) the certificate will be applied to the sub-domain only. For Wildcard SSL certificates - enter the bare domain for the certificate to apply for any sub-domain of the domain.
- The next step is to select an email address to validate the certificate. You will need to make sure that the selected email address exists before proceeding - if your domain is hosted with LCN you can go to the Email Addresses section of your account to add the address.
- To complete the setup process, select and confirm the contact for the SSL certificate - and select Register Certificate
Step 2 - Validating and Enabling SSL certificate
- After completing the setup of the certificate within your account, you should receive an email to the selected address, to validate the SSL certificate application.
- Select the I Approve link within the email, to validate the certificate application.
Step 3 - Enabling or Downloading SSL Certificate
- Once your SSL certificate has been validated - you can enable the SSL certificate if your site is hosted with LCN, or download the certificate by going to the 'SSL' section of your LCN account and selecting to manage the certificate.
- If your site is hosted with LCN - select enable to activate the SSL certificate on your hosting, otherwise if the certificate needs to be installed to a different server, select download to download a zip file containing the certificate components.