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I am trying to setup an SSL cert for a domain on my Zimbra server. When I go to the place where it wants to me to paste the certs into the borwser windows it pops up a little warning message that says.

Domain Certificate should be appended with CA certificate, and Domain private key should be passwordless

How do I append the CA to the domain cert?

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Export each part of the chain into x509 format, then jam them together in your favorite text-editor-that-won't-mess-with-things, the subject (your certificate) first, then its signer, with the root at the bottom of the file. You'll end up with this:

(Your certificate's base64 data here)
(intermediate certificate's base64 data here)
(root certificate's base64 data here)

(By "text-editor-that-won't-mess-with-things" I mean no Word/Wordpad; -- getting turned into is a bad, bad thing.)

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I get the idea of how to chain the cert together but for some reason Zimbra is not playing nice with my certs. I realize that is out of the scope this question. –  ianc1215 Jun 21 '11 at 0:27
Is the other part of the error a potential issue? Is the private key DES-encrypted? –  Shane Madden Jun 21 '11 at 1:09
No I don't think it is DES encrypted, I exported the key private key from XCA in PEM format. I am going to ask the people on the Zimbra forums I am sure they would be able to point me to something to help. –  ianc1215 Jun 21 '11 at 1:25

You can append the .pem files together with the CA being in the bottom and then work your way up towards the top of the text file for each next-level .pem file. The following from Cisco provides some very detailed steps that should be relevant - www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_configuration_example09186a0080a77597.shtml.

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