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comment What does it mean that no cert given is a “domain name certificate”?
@Halfgaar Got it, thanks. I have the certificate I bought, I have the intermediate certificate, and I'm now working on getting my hands on the correct root certificate.
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comment What is the “server.crt” in this example?
Okay, thanks. DreamHost resells Comodo certificates. So I need to somehow get my hands on the root certificate?
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comment What is the “server.crt” in this example?
And if so, what does that make cacert.pem?
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accepted What is the “server.crt” in this example?
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comment What is the “server.crt” in this example?
Okay, I think I understand. In my DreamHost panel they show me three values: Certificate, Private Key and Intermediate Certificate. DreamHost also emailed me my certificate with a value that exactly matches the value under Certificate in the panel UI. So this value would be the trusted server certificate, the server.crt?
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comment What is the “server.crt” in this example?
@TessellatingHeckler Okay, I think we've revealed a hole in my understanding. My certificate vendor is DreamHost, and they provide in my "panel" area three things: Certificate, Private Key and Intermediate Certificate. Would any of these things be the "root certificate"? Would any of them be "my" certificate?
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comment What is the “server.crt” in this example?
@Ladadadada Yes, that describes my experience. I think my "root" label is probably wrong. In the DreamHost UI the thing I was referring to as the root certificate is simply labeled "Certificate."
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comment What does it mean that no cert given is a “domain name certificate”?
@Halfgaar Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean by my own certificate. I purchased a signed SSL certificate from DreamHost and they gave me a root certificate, an intermediate certificate and a private key.
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asked What is the “server.crt” in this example?
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asked How to verify signed certificate?
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comment What does it mean that no cert given is a “domain name certificate”?
And @Halfgaar, if it helps, domain.pem is the root certificate concatenated with the intermediate certificate. I don't know if that fact has anything to do with what you were asking.
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comment How do I tell if a root CA is in place for a particular SSL certificate?
Okay, thanks. I did successfully put SSL on a Heroku site once before and I used the format of root certificate concatenated with intermediate certificate. So I think that answers that question. I'm still unclear on the answer to my original question of how to tell whether the root CA is "in place".
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comment What does it mean that no cert given is a “domain name certificate”?
@MichaelHampton I take that to mean you think my cert is fine?
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comment How do I tell if a root CA is in place for a particular SSL certificate?
Hmm. What I've done so far is to purchase a professionally signed SSL certificate from DreamHost, and I can't yet install the certificate on my server (Heroku) due to the problems I'm having. So do these things you're mentioning still apply?
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asked How do I tell if a root CA is in place for a particular SSL certificate?
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comment What does it mean that no cert given is a “domain name certificate”?
@Halfgaar I updated my question to include the output from that command. I don't know how to tell if it's a proper certificate, or if the root CA and intermediate CA are in place.
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