I have received a
*.cer file from my hosting service
1and1. The certificate is for my domain. There is very little documentation involved and I need to get it running for my Apache webserver to support
The file starts with
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- CERTIFICATE&STRING&HERE -----END CERTIFICATE-----
How can I create all the required cert files for apache?
On another server hosted by another provider I have configured
https with three different files.
SSLCertificateFile "/path/to/file.crt" SSLCertificateKeyFile "/path/to/file.key" SSLCACertificateFile "/path/to/file.ca-bundle"
I am confused because the second provider obviously supplied a public (crt) and private key (key) whereas now I only have the cer file. In fact I could download another cer file called intermediate. Is the first one (
1.cer) the private key and can I create the public key out of
1.cer and the
intermediate.cer file or is
1.cer the public key and I can create the private out of both.
The documentation only says:
To use an SSL certificate managed by you, you must download the private key from the Domain Center, then install the intermediate certificate, private key, and public key on the server. The root certificate is a self-signed certification authority certificate, which creates with the intermediate and SSL certificates "a certificate chain".
What's going on here?